Texas: Libertarians say message catching on

Aman Batheja, Star-Telegram:

FORT WORTH — Kathie Glass is hoping to pick up where Debra Medina left off.

Glass, a Houston lawyer, is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor. At a meeting of local Libertarians on Thursday night, she presented herself as the ideal replacement for Gov. Rick Perry.

Yet earlier this year, Glass and her husband were staunchly backing Medina, a Republican candidate for governor who earned almost 19 percent of the vote.

“We were very hopeful that she would win, and if she had, I wouldn’t be running this race,” Glass said.

Speaking to about 30 people in the backroom of Billy Miner’s in downtown Fort Worth, Glass, 56, touched on the themes that allowed Medina to strike a chord with many Republican voters, including nullifying intrusive federal legislation, protecting the border and preserving property rights.

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