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AZ: Libertarian Barry Hess calls for “paring down government” in gubernatorial debate


From AZ Central:

Hess, a currency trader from Glendale, has sought to win public office for years. Over the past decade, he has run for governor and senator, and even sought the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president in 2002.

On Wednesday, he clearly articulated the differences between himself and his opponents, occasionally providing some levity with well-crafted lines. He sought to separate himself from the two-party structure by saying his focus would be on paring down government.

“You can see the political division between the Republicans and Democrats is pretty obvious,” Hess said. “They all promise out-of-the-box thinking, but like Janet Napolitano, all we end up with is a bigger box.” Later, he added, “I am the governor who will represent you.”

See Barry Hess for Governor.

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    Monday, September 6, 2010
    Day 248-Third party
    Dear Mr. President,

    In Arizona, a Republican candidate has taken to recruiting homeless men to run as Green Party candidates in hopes they will attract votes away from the Democrats they run against.

    This seems to be pretty low, even for the GOP …..

  2. paulie paulie September 3, 2010

    Brewer was almost as bad as her immigration views.


  3. Richard Cooper Richard Cooper September 3, 2010

    NY Times item on debate didn’t mention Hess by name. Only Brewer and Goddard.

  4. [a] “My opening was not my finest hour,” Brewer told Phoenix’s KTAR radio Thursday. “It was the longest 16 seconds of my life. But I’m human, I’m human.”

    The stumble gave some pundits pause in part because Brewer — who is getting national attention for her push for illegal immigration reform in her state — is no stranger to controversy or primetime TV. As Politico’s David Catanese observed, it was “a surprising performance for someone who has made repeated rounds on the national cable talk show circuit and has appeared mostly at ease during the give-and-take sessions.”

    [b] and more proof that the Dems and GOP are two sides of the same coin. The son [of a bitch] of former Governor Samuel Goddard is dirty, dirty, dirty! Details available,

  5. Gene Trosper Gene Trosper September 2, 2010

    I’m no fan of the LP, but even I have to admit that Arizona has a good slate of candidates this year with Hess and Nolan.

  6. paulie paulie September 2, 2010

    Should I fix that for them here or leave as is?

  7. paulie paulie September 2, 2010


  8. Erik G. Erik G. September 2, 2010

    “even sought the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president in 2002. “…..?!?

    Pretty bad typo from AZ Central. Hess sought the nomination in 2000.

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