LP Gets Another Shot at CD-10

The Libertarian Party of Texas has fielded a challenger in the 10th Congressional District (incumbent: Mike McCaul, R-Austin), the same district that 2004 LP presidential nominee Michael Badnarik aimed for last year.

Badnarik’s campaign raised more than $400,000 and finished with 4% of the vote. For now, there are no public polling projections for what Matt Finkel has in store for CD-10.

12 Responses to “LP Gets Another Shot at CD-10”

  1. Fred C. Says:

    Better luck.

  2. Allen Hacker's Consulting Firm Says:

    For a mere 55k consulting fee we would be glad to share our final report on what went wrong with the Badnarik campaign.

  3. RockHoward Says:

    Matt proved to be an industrious and hard working candidate in his 2006 race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2. He ended up with 34.5% of the vote in a two way race which was the highest vote percentage of any Texas Libertarian candidate in a partisan race for that year. I wish him well in 2008.

  4. Allen Hacker's Consulting Firm Says:

    55k buys him the victory!

  5. matt Says:


    LibertyCongress.org (your url) looks to be the coolest site of it’s kind.

  6. Tom Bryant Says:

    He’ll raise less than a tenth of the money, and do just as well, if not better, than Badnarik.

  7. Jackcjackson Says:

    He should purposely raise $0 and see if he does better than Badnariik.

  8. david Says:

    He will probably get about what Badnarick did, however, if he really campaigns which Badnarik didn’t - I live in the district and saw no ads nor got any mail or other contact from the Badnarik campaign he could do better on much less money.

  9. matt Says:

    Are you telling me there’s more to having a professional campaign than hiring a -priced consultant?

  10. disinter Says:

    I agree with Tom Bryant.

  11. Allen Hacker's Consulting Firm Says:


  12. Jackcjackson Says:

    I thought Badnarik had a billboard at every intersection and visited all the residents while wearing a Guy Fawkes mask.

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