Monday, August 18, 2008

Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania announces its 2008 candidates

Libertarian Ticket offers political choice in Pennsylvania

Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania

3915 Union Deposit Road #223

Harrisburg, PA 17109

www.lppa.org

For Immediate Release: August 18, 2008 Contact: Doug Leard (Media Relations) orMichael Robertson (Chair) at 1-800-R-RIGHTS / chair@lppa.org Harrisburg, PA

The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPa) today announced its candidates for the November 2008 elections. LPPa Chair Michael Robertson said, “The Libertarian Party offers Pennsylvanians political choice. That choice is a first step in restoring public confidence and fairness to a political system poisoned by the unfolding criminal allegations of the Bonusgate scandal.”

Libertarian candidates for public office in Pennsylvania include:

Statewide Offices:President - Bob Barr (http://www.bobbarr2008.com)

Vice President - Wayne Allyn Root (http://www.rootforamerica.com)

Attorney General - Marakay Rogers

Auditor General - Betsy Summers

State Treasurer - Berlie Etzel

U.S. Congress:District 5 - James Fryman

State Senate:District 21 - Mary Lea Lucas

Representative in the General Assembly:

District 35 - David Posipanka

District 63 - Michael J. Robertson

District 64 - Vance Mays

District 180 – Erik Sanchez

Ballot access for Libertarian Party candidates didn’t come easy. This year Libertarian candidates for statewide office collected 51,345 ballot access signatures to insure a challenge cushion. Throughout Pennsylvania, the threat of being “Bonusgated” was clearly evident by the tally of uncontested races for other offices. The current tally has two uncontested Congressional races of 19, three uncontested state senate races of 25, but 101 uncontested state house races of 203. The Bounsgate revelations didn’t come soon enough for the 2008 election season.

“Our Libertarian candidates represent a return to the fundamental principles of American government; individual liberty, personal responsibility, and limited government,” indicated Robertson. “They offer a real choice for voters in a time of ever increasing government authority."

The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in Pennsylvania and the United States. More than 200,000 people across the country are registered Libertarians, and Libertarians serve in hundreds of elected offices. Please visit www.LP.org or www.LPPA.org for more information.

1 comment:

Fryman said...

"The war is over. Haliburton won." -- Jim Fryman, Libertarian congressional candidate, PA's 5th District

Take a look at Jim's website here: www.frymanforcongress.com or join his meetup: http://libertarian.meetup.com/445

Together we can defeat the "Republicrats"!