The Libertarian Party often runs former Republicans for office, and occasionally former Democrats, but it’s rare indeed to see them running a former Green Party candidate for office as one of their own.
The Libertarian Party recently selected former State Rep. Robert “Bobby” Tullis, of Mineral Springs, as its nominee for Arkansas’ 4th District congressional seat. Tullis, who served 14 years in the Arkansas Legislature, was a Democratic candidate for state auditor in 1994 and a Green Party candidate for state treasurer in 2010.
He received the Libertarian Party nomination for the 4th District seat at a state convention in Little Rock earlier this month, when the party nominated its first field of state candidates.
This is the first time in history that the LPAR has met the ballot access requirements to run candidates for any office other than president, according to a Libertarian Party news release.
Has the candidate’s views changed or just his party affiliation? Any context that commenters can give us on this would be much appreciated.