Snitker Beats Rubio In Straw Poll

Press release from the Snitker campaign:

ORLANDO – In a shocking upset, grassroots U.S. Senate candidate Alexander Snitker defeated GOP frontrunner Marco Rubio in a straw poll held at the Florida Liberty Summit hosted by Campaign for Liberty at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Florida this weekend.

Snitker said of his surprise win, “I think this shows that Americans are starting to shy away from the two-party political class, and are instead looking for candidates that will uphold the Constitution and defend their personal and economic freedoms.”

The Libertarian Senate hopeful not only won the straw poll, but defeated Rubio by a landslide. The final results were:

Alex Snitker (L) 53%
Marco Rubio (R) 30%
Bernie DeCastro (C) 13%
Charlie Crist (NPA) 3%
Kendrick Meek (D) <1% Jeff Greene (D) <1% Campaign for Liberty is a non-partisan group that was founded by supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) after his 2008 Presidential primary bid. Rep. Paul was the keynote speaker at the three-day event, attended by an estimated crowd of 1,200 people. Political insiders note that many tea party and 912 groups have been gently distancing themselves from Rubio in recent weeks. Rubio's move toward the center in anticipation of a post-primary battle with Charlie Crist, coupled with the dark cloud of Florida GOP scandals, has caused some conservative groups to look at Snitker as an alternative. Snitker's individual liberty platform is also picking up some Democrat support along the way. According to Public Policy Polling, Snitker would get 5% of the Democrat vote should Jeff Greene win the nomination. Snitker, a former U.S. Marine and office equipment salesman, has never held political office. At a time when career politicians are shouldering the blame for America's woes, being a political outsider is seen as a plus by many voters. And Snitker may be as outside the beltway as they come.

11 thoughts on “Snitker Beats Rubio In Straw Poll

  1. Eric Dondero

    Purist Libertarian Alex Snitker beat Mainstream Libertarian Marco Rubio in a convention straw poll of Purist Libertarians in Orlando? Oh my gosh! I’m shocked, shocked I’d say.

  2. DonderoTheNeoCon

    Dondero and Rubio are war mongering NeoCons trying to pass themselves off as Libertarians.

  3. tom7001

    Rubio, under federal investigation, has failed to file his ’09 tax returns. We won’t see those till after the election! With the disclosures of Rubio’s previous tax forms, its obvious Rubio sold out his position as Speaker of the House. The millions of taxpayer dollars funneled to F.I.U, Jackson hospital, and the tollway deal, Then getting consulting fees, and work from these outfits! The old republican “wink, wink, nod,nod” type business as usual! Feathering his own nest, at the taxpayers expense! Claiming to be a “deficit hawk”, his personal life cries otherwise, with abuse of republican credit card [still under federal investigation] getting back rubs and hiring his relatives and having his own home foreclosed upon!

  4. paulie Post author

    WOW! Rubio got 30% with Independents!

    Is that related to something in this article? Because Campaign For Liberty is mainly Republican.

  5. Steve

    Great to see that Campaign for Liberty people are still willing to vote the right way even if they’re working within the GOP!

  6. Steven wilson

    The elephants in C4L stampede when necessary. If you support Ron Paul, then within you is the sense of Libertarian that was once in him. He joined the Republicans so he could be taken seriously and win the election in Texas.

    In some states, like Missouri, there are parts of C4L that are more libertarian than republican.

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