Utah Libertarians Hold National “Casting Call”

The Libertarian Party of Utah has put out a nationwide call to try and recruit a candidate for next year’s US Senate race against Orrin Hatch.

Party Chairman Rob Latham:

“Competition helps the consumer find better prices and higher quality,” says Latham. “This nationwide casting call will help attract the best Libertarian candidate for voters to consider in the fall of 2006.”

The Press Release

5 Responses to “Utah Libertarians Hold National “Casting Call””

  1. NewFederalist Says:

    Well, I guess if it’s okay for Alan Keyes to be the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate from Illinois even though he lives in Maryland, it makes sense for the Utah LP to try to find the strongest candidate against Orrin Hatch. Perhaps Michael Cloud will apply… he has already run for the Senate from Nevada and Massachusetts and is an excellent speaker.

  2. Mikey Says:

    I’ve always had problems with this concept. How can your fairly represent a state if you haven’t lived there for some time? I think the rules need to be changed so the person must live at least one year in the state before being able to register as a candidate. It applies to students who wish to obtain in-state tuition, after all.

  3. Austin Cassidy Says:

    I kind of agree with that point. I appreciate the publicity stunt nature of the idea… but in practice a Senator should have lived in their state for at least a little while.

  4. es Says:

    they should try froogle.com for the lowest price on a good candidate. lol

  5. Mikey Says:

    Hahaha es! Very funny. :)

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