Saturday, October 20, 2012

Libertarian candidate runs 5Ks for governor, party

Libertarian candidate runs 5Ks for governor, party - Elections - - Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press:

October 19, 2012 - "By literally running while running for office, Barbara Howe may have the race for best hook of North Carolina’s political season sewn up.

"The Libertarian candidate for governor has jogged in 5-kilometer increments through more than 90 of North Carolina’s 100 counties as part of her campaign since kicking it off in May.

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"Howe understands her lack of campaign funds compared with Democratic nominee Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory. She’s irritated about being left out of live television debates, so the public doesn’t have as much familiarity with her and her party....

"Howe and other Libertarians are focused upon her getting at least 2 percent of the vote. The threshold is critical: Without it or a strong showing by Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, state election officials will have to decertify the party. That means having to collect 100,000 signatures of registered voters by 2016 to return to the ballot – an expensive endeavor."

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