For the second time in history, the Libertarian Party of North Carolina will have a primary. Two people filed for the U.S. Senate nomination, Tim D’Annunzio of Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham.
D’Annunzio was the Republican nominee for U.S Congress in District 4 in 2012, losing to incumbent Democrat David Price. Haugh was the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in 2002, and is a former party executive director.
The first Libertarian primary was in 2000 in the governor’s race. Barbara Howe won the nomination with 923 votes over Johnathan Littlejohn, 231 votes.
Other Libertarian candidates in 2014 are: J. Wesley Casteen, U.S. House 7; P.H. Dawkins, state Senate 25; Paul Meinhart, state House 59; Eric Cable, state House 104; Shelby Mood, state House 117; Windy McKinney, Haywood County Commissioner, and; Ginny Godfrey and Richard Evey, both running for Burke County Commissioner.