From the Hudson Hub Times:
A Libertarian candidate running for state representative for the 42nd House District is dropping out of the Nov. 2 election and endorsing the Republican candidate.John E. Hoover, who was running on the Libertarian party, said Aug. 23 that he has withdrawn his candidacy and will endorse Kristina Daley Roegner, Republican candidate for the same office. Mike Moran (D-Hudson) is the incumbent candidate.
“Our positions were pretty close, hers and mine,” said Hoover, a Hudson resident. “It’s going to be a close election between Moran and her.”
Hoover and Roegner, a member of Hudson City Council, met after filing for the election earlier this year.
“After meeting the first time, I knew right away that we agreed on many of the major issues including drastically cutting government spending, reducing the size, bureaucracy and burdensome regulations of government,” said Roegner. “I am honored and humbled to accept John Hoover’s endorsement in this race.”
This is the second time a Libertarian has dropped out to actively support a Republican candidate this cycle. The other Libertarian was Tom Gleinser, who dropped out of his state legislative race in Texas to endorse Republican Jason Isaac in his bid to unseat Democrat Patrick Rose.
The national LP recently sent out a message calling for Libertarian candidates to ramp up their campaigns whenever they are asked to drop out by a major party candidate.