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Richard Mack Will Run For Congress in TX-21

Former Sheriff Richard Mack has announced that he will run for Congress as a Republican candidate in Texas’ 21st Congressional District. Mack is perhaps best known as a gun rights activist and as a speaker on the role of law enforcement in America. Mack was the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona in 2006. He has also spoken at a number of events for the Constitution Party, including the North Carolina CP’s state convention in August. Mack has endorsed candidates from the LP and the CP in the past.

The district Mack is running in has been represented by Republican Lamar Smith since 1987.

 

19 Comments

  1. Andy Andy December 17, 2011

    Cool. I like Richard Mack.

  2. Andy Andy December 17, 2011

    “Mack has endorsed candidates from the LP and the CP in the past.”

    Richard Mack has also run for office as a Libertarian Party candidate.

  3. Trent Hill Trent Hill December 17, 2011

    That’s why it said, in the body of the article, “Mack was the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona in 2006.”

  4. RedPhillips RedPhillips December 17, 2011

    Well there goes another potential CP Presidential candidate.

    Is Lamar Smith retiring? He used to be my Rep. when I lived in San Antonio.

  5. Trent Hill Trent Hill December 17, 2011

    Richard Mack was never very likely. Moore was. Tancredo is out now too.

  6. Gene Berkman Gene Berkman December 17, 2011

    One hopes that Lamar Smith is retiring, or that Richard Mack can beat him in the primary.

    Richard Mack can do more good as a Congressman than as a candidate for President.

    The reason so many good Libertarians or Constitutionalists run for Congress as Republicans is that the LP and the CP have wasted their time, resources and credibility running insignificant campaigns for President, rather than building up local party organizations.

  7. NewFederalist NewFederalist December 17, 2011

    I don’t disagree with what Gene says but I sure would like to see a constitutional or libertarian-oriented person run as a Democrat once in a while. It would blunt the criticism that the LP and the CP are just the “minor leagues” for the GOP.

  8. johncjackson johncjackson December 17, 2011

    Also, he ran for President on a reality show.

  9. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist December 17, 2011

    NF, there have been some; Bob Kelleher for Senate in Montana and Bob Conley for Senate in South Carolina in 2008, I believe. The Catholic Trotskyist Party also has some libertarian and constitutionalist-oriented positions on some issues and may run some candidates as Democrats one day.

  10. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist December 17, 2011

    Oh, Kelleher was a Republican, sorry, but Conley was definitely a Democrat.

  11. NewFederalist NewFederalist December 17, 2011

    But even Conley was a Republican turned Democrat.

  12. Gene Berkman Gene Berkman December 17, 2011

    NF is right. Conley voted for Ron Paul in the Republican primary in South Carolina before he filed for Senate in the Democrat primary the same year.

  13. Libertarian Joe Libertarian Joe December 17, 2011

    Mack was on a reality tv show on Showtime called American Candidate, and he made a damn fool of himself on there. Fortunately, the show was a flop and hardly anyone even remembers the show. Montel Williams was the host.

  14. RedPhillips RedPhillips December 17, 2011

    “he made a damn fool of himself on there”

    Please elaborate.

  15. Gene Trosper Gene Trosper December 17, 2011

    Montel Williams deserves kudos for his brave public advocacy for medical marijuana.

  16. Andy Andy December 18, 2011

    “Libertarian Joe // Dec 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Mack was on a reality tv show on Showtime called American Candidate, and he made a damn fool of himself on there.”

    How did Mack make a fool of himself on this show. I met Mack several years ago and he did not strike me as a fool.

  17. Allen Allen December 20, 2011

    Bob kelleher of Montana was a pro life Democrat, who also ran aor a Kelleher s a Green before filing as a Republican against incumbent Democrat Max Baucus. Nobody thought Bob had a chance, but with a number of unknown Republicans in the primary, beating each other up. Kelleher won. The Republicans kept telling folks to support their candidates, but when one person stood up at a meeting and asked for a Kelleher sign, the place went silent. Anyway Kelleher was a Democrat running in a Republican primary

  18. Joe Spenner Joe Spenner January 19, 2012

    Sheriff Richard Mack is the best quality citizen in the United States.
    We need him to work with Marine, Senator Allen West to clean Congress. Then help restore Davy Crocket spirit to our government.
    Joe Spenner (A 90 year old dumb farmer.) P.S. “The American Ideal, 1776.” (From internet.)

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