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Free Citizen

This writer espouses individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.

Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Colorado Libertarians to Hold a Primary

The Colorado Libertarian Convention, meeting on March 20, nominated most of the party's candidates for the 2010 general election. However, because of a 2003 change in state law, small parties must nominate by primary in certain circumstances. It will therefore be necessary to hold a statewide Libertarian primary for governor and U. S. senator. Colorado's primaries will be on August 12.

This will be the first Colorado party-- other than the Democratic and Republican parties-- to conduct a statewide primary since the Progressive Party did so in 1916.

Both of the candidates for Libertarian national chairman, Wayne Allyn Root of Las Vegas and John J. Meyers of Dallas, addressed the convention. Root, a recovering Republican, was the LP's 2008 vice-presidential nominee and has already announced his intention to seek the 2012 presidential nomination.

One of the candidates for governor, Dan Sallis, has an interesting nickname, "Kilo."

Mississippi law specifies that all parties nominate by primary; however, none of our six small parties have ever held a primary, since they have never had more than one candidate for the same office. The Magnolia State's ballot-qualified small parties are the Libertarian, Constitution, Green, America First, Natural Law, and Reform parties.

Thanks to Ballot Access News for the link.


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