Libertarian candidate for governor Andrew Hunt spoke Monday to the Politically Incorrect Club at the University of North Georgia, outlining his platform as a third-party candidate.
Hunt is running against Democrat Jason Carter and incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.
Hunt gave students a lesson in the hurdles the Libertarian Party of Georgia faces each election cycle because it lacks full ballot access.
He said if the party can bring in 20 percent of the vote in the governor’s race, the party will get that access, which would help with fundraising and recruiting candidate.
Hunt described Libertarians as small-government advocates bent on expanding personal freedoms, a position that puts the party in line with Republicans on some issues and Democrats on others.
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Runoff likely in Governor’s race – Libertarians need your vote.
Georgia’s race for governor will likely be decided in a runoff. Neither Deal nor Carter will have enough votes to win outright, according to several recent polls.
Libertarian candidate Andrew Hunt is polling above 7% and continues to travel the state talking issues and seeking voters support.
The prize for the Libertarian Party is 20%. By law, if a “third party” receives 20% in a gubernatorial or presidential race the party will receive full political party status. This means not only will the Libertarian Party have statewide ballot access, libertarian candidates can run in district and county races without the restrictive petition signature requirements.
The Libertarian Party urges lawmakers to stop bombing in Iraq and to disengage operations in both Iraq and Syria. Read more here >>>
“The U.S. government has been intervening in the Middle East for more than half a century under the pretext of achieving peace,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “But things just keep getting worse. We must stop stoking conflicts that tear countries apart, stop dropping bombs, and stay out of the region.”
From: Amanda Swafford – U.S. Senate Candidate – Libertarian Party of Georgia
Last week, Georgia Farm Bureau’s state board met with my opponents in this race to get their opinions on the new Farm Bill which was recently signed into law. And although Libertarians were not invited, as the Libertarian candidate for US Senate I am offering my thoughts on the issue.
Nunn told the Bureau she supported the Farm Bill. And while Perdue said he opposed it, he actually supports more of the Farm Bill than he opposes because he is on record saying it didn’t do enough.
This is the problem with both of our major political parties: They both want to give more power to government, the only difference is they just want that power in incrementally smaller doses. The Farm Bill is a $956 billion dollar expenditure. That’s almost a trillion dollars of government power at work in an economy running an $18+ trillion dollar deficit! [Read more...]