Libertarians in the 9th District of Missouri have an interesting opportunity. Many speculate that after redistricting, this congressional district will be wiped off the map. Thus, Democrats declined to run a candidate there and left the Republican incumbent unchallenged. However, that hasn’t stopped the Libertarian Party. The Missourian reports:
Ninth District candidate and Libertarian party nominee Christopher Dwyer said people he’s talked to this election season are surprised at the lack of a Democratic challenger to incumbent Blaine Luetkemeyer.
“There are some Democrats out there who don’t realize there’s no Democrat in this race,” Dwyer said.
Dwyer is also hopeful that the lack of a Democrat in the Nov. 2 election could benefit him.
“Sure, you have Republicans who will only vote for Republicans,” Dwyer said. “But what you may also see is Democrats who will by no means vote Republican, and might take a chance on a Libertarian.”
Dwyer said he looked forward to debating Luetkemeyer and running against him in the coming months.
I haven’t seen Luetkemeyer agree to any debates yet, so we shall see what happens in that area. Dwyer recently won a contested primary in the race against fellow Libertarian Steve Wilson with 59% of the vote.