11-term incumbent Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), Washington D.C.’s non-voting representative in the U.S. House of Representatives has a sole challenger, and that is Libertarian Bruce Majors. While he is running for the seat, he admits he doesn’t have a platform, because he doesn’t believe he can win.
So why is he running, if he doesn’t expect to win? Two words: ballot access.
Majors says if he can get more than 7,000 votes, he believes he will have enough votes to gain permanent ballot status for the Libertarian Party, which would then be recognized along with the Democratic, Republican and Statehood Green Parties.
”The purpose of my running is to give people a choice,” Majors says, citing the recent political scandals that have plagued the District. ”D.C. in general needs a new party.”
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Bruce Majors, a long time DC resident, is running as the Libertarian Party candidate for Delegate to Congress.