Monday, April 7, 2014

Colorado LP nominates record 41 candiates for 2014

Colorado Libertarians nominate 41 for 2014 | Colorado Statesman - Ernest Luning:

April 4, 2014 - "Colorado Libertarians nominated a record 41 candidates for state, federal and county offices last weekend at the party’s state convention in Golden and party officials predicted that a recent rise in its ranks — the number of registered Libertarians in the state more than doubled over the last two years — could mean the perennial third party emerges as a bona fide major party by the end of the decade.

"But an even better measure of the party’s growing political influence is the mainstream adoption of longstanding Libertarian policies, party officials said, pointing to legalized marijuana in Colorado and a steady move toward same-sex marriage nationwide.

"'OK, we’re not getting anybody elected, but look at our issues,' said former two-term New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who was the Libertarian nominee for president in 2012 and spoke at the Colorado convention on Saturday night."

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