According to Ballot Access News:
“On November 2, 2010, Pamela J. Brown, Libertarian nominee for Lieutenant Governor of California, received 5.86% of the vote. That is the highest share of the vote any candidate for that office (other than Democratic and Republican nominees) has received since 1922. The race also included nominees of the Democratic, Republican, American Independent, Green, and Peace & Freedom Parties. The total share of the vote going to minor party candidates in that race was 10.94%.
“Most observers credit Brown’s relatively high showing to her statement in the Voters Guide….
“The minor party candidate in 1922 who received a higher percentage for Lieutenant Governor was the Socialist Party nominee, who received 6.55 in a 3-party race.
“Minor party candidates in 2010 for California Insurance Commissioner received, together, 11.85%, but no particular minor party candidate received as much as 4%.”
Ms. Brown’s candidate statement in the Voters Guide distributed to all registered voters reads as follows:
I am an economics professor who has watched politicians wreck California. We have historic unemployment and massive debt. I will use the position of Lieutenant Governor to expand jobs, reduce government spending and balance our budget. Our officials should reduce taxes by finding the lowest-cost, best-quality services—rather than hiring protected groups in exchange for campaign contributions. Controlling the border to prevent illegals from committing crimes and terrorist acts and siphoning billions in services is a top priority. Pension costs should not be passed along to our children. Californians should receive tax cuts if disasters strike since that is when they need their funds. California’s farmers must have access to water resources, not tiny endangered fish. But protecting our coastline and environment is essential so tourists want to visit and retirees want to live in our wonderful state. I oppose Proposition 25—we must keep the two-thirds requirement to bring as many people as possible into budgeting decisions and prevent one party from monopolizing state finances. Let’s provide tax credits to parents who home school or choose private schools. We also need strong eminent domain laws to protect property from being seized by governments. I support Proposition 19; adults should freely make their own choices without fear of government. I am a gun owner and lifelong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. However criminals using firearms should face the harshest sentences. Had it with rhinos and socialists? I have. Help me take back our state and our liberties.
Pamela Brown’s website http://www.cawantsfreedom.com/ shows the positions she staked and provides links to her media appearances.