Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Libertarian makes U.S. Senate ballot in Kentucky

Kentucky Tea Party Activist on Senate Race: 'Majority of Our Group Will Vote for the Libertarian' - Michael Patrick Leahy, Big Government,

August 12, 2014 - "David Patterson, the Libertarian Party's nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, confirmed on Tuesday to the Fox Business Network that Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes has certified his signatures, and he will be included on the ballot in November.

"Grimes is also the Democratic challenger to incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and stands to benefit from Patterson's inclusion on the ballot....

"Patterson emphasized that his entry into the race significantly increases the number of undecided voters, a point first highlighted in a Breitbart News article. '[W]hether I am in the race or not, the incumbent is two points ahead of the Democratic challenger,' Patterson said, referring to a recent Bluegrass Poll. '[W]hen I am included, the undecided vote swells from about 8 percent to 13 percent"....

"Tea Partiers in Kentucky, angry at McConnell's history of treating them poorly and stung by his crushing defeat of their endorsed candidate, Matt Bevin, in the May Republican primary, responded positively to the news that Patterson had qualified for the November ballot.

"'The Kentucky Tea Parties are not going to endorse or work for any of the candidates," Scott Hofstra, a spokesperson for the United Kentucky Tea Party, told Breitbart News. 'The large majority of our group will probably vote for Patterson, the Libertarian," Hofstra added. 'Estimates are that he will take 7-9% of votes. Probably hurt McConnell more than Grimes.'

"A new poll released on Tuesday by Public Policy Polling (PPP) confirms Hofstra's assessment."

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