"Golly, I never had more fun in my entire life. Thanks so much to everyone who made this campaign a rousing success."
- Sean Haugh, Libertarian for U.S. Senate
The last video from the Sean Haugh for U.S. Senate campaign.
Wesley Casteen, Libertarian candidate in the U.S. 7th Congressional district said he was disappointed, but not surprised, that voters acted by “rote and habit” and voted for the “lesser of two evils.”
“While the election results were as expected, I was eagerly hoping to have been proven wrong in those expectations,” he said. “Our campaign spread a message of 'Maximum Liberty with Minimal Government,' and I have even more confidence today in the accuracy and importance of those concepts.”
“Unfortunately, the electorate acted entirely consistent with my expectations,” he said. “Despite years of disappointment in a federal government which has proven itself to be woefully inefficient and utterly ineffective, the electorate once again chose to maintain the status quo and stayed course with the devil that it knew.”Read more
In addition to our own Sean Haugh, Libertarian candidates may have decided the winner in at least five other federal and governor races, despite record-shattering spending levels in support of the Democratic and Republican candidates.
Each race where a Libertarian threatens to affect the outcome of an election puts pressure on the old parties to move in a Libertarian direction by reducing government's size, scope, and authority.
It's also a sign that more Americans reject the argument that there's any substantial difference between Democratic and Republican politicians. Voters are seeing that which of the two wins is of little consequence.
At least six Libertarians beat the spread between the Democrat and Republican by a two-to-one margin or greater: Robert Sarvis for U.S. Senate in Virginia, Dan Feliciano for governor in Vermont, Adrian Wyllie for governor in Florida, Sean Haugh for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, Carolyn ("Care") Clift for governor in Alaska, and Steven Laird for the 2nd U.S. House district in Nebraska.