Jonathan Easley at Westword:
At the 2008 Libertarian National Convention in Denver, some party members derisively passed around shots of Scope to wash the bad taste from their mouths following the presidential nomination of former Republican, Bob Barr.
It wasn’t just that Barr was seen as an impure strain of Libertarian; some members felt he had hi-jacked the proceedings by manipulating the sparsely attended, convention-style nomination process.
So the Colorado Libertarian Party, still bitter about controversy, decided to change the way it holds its statewide primaries, opening it up to a public vote for the first time ever.
The gubernatorial race was a two-man battle between Jaimes Brown, a realtor from Centennial, and Dan “Kilo” Sallis, an Internet entrepreneur from Littleton. Brown handily defeated Sallis for the right to join an already crowded field of candidates in a year when Democrat John Hickenlooper could have a relatively easy path to power.
Now, Brown is hitting the road alongside Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Mac Stringer and CU regent candidate Jesse Wallace for a six-week statewide tour. Labeled the “Paul Revere Liberty Tour,” it will stop in more than fifteen cities.