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Libertarian vision: Peace, Freedom and Rep. Gordon?

Ed Fitzpatrick in the Providence Journal:

The Libertarian Party of Rhode Island wants to grow. But if the tiny party is going to take state Rep. Daniel P. Gordon Jr. aboard, it better make room for his baggage.

In an e-mail, the Libertarian Party cited a report (on saying that Gordon, who was recently kicked out of the House Republican caucus, became a dues-paying member of the Libertarian Party on Sept. 21.

On Monday, Gordon was still a Republican, according to the secretary of state’s office. (The Libertarian Party is not officially recognized in Rhode Island, so he’d be classified as an independent if he joined the Libertarians.)

And Gordon declined to comment when contacted on Monday, saying a news release would come out in a week or so. So, we’ll have to see if he actually does change parties.

But if the past is any guide, Gordon might not be the life of the party.

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A commenter adds: “I bet Gordon hopes he runs against a Dem/Rep woman in a 3 way race for reelection because he knows he has a history of beating them.”

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