The following is an April 10th article by Celeste Katz, published on the New York Daily News website.
Republican Joe Lhota may appear on Libertarian Party petitions alongside “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis, but he won’t be showing up on the ballot as her running mate.
“Joe Lhota did not seek the Libertarian line and he will not accept it,” spox Susan Del Percio emailed the Daily News this morning in response to a story about the party endorsing Lhota for mayor at its convention Tuesday night. “While he cannot stop this group from circulating petitions with his name, he will decline the nomination at the earliest possible time under state election law.”
Lhota, as I pointed out in my earlier item, does have some Libertarian leanings. For example, he believes pot should be decriminalized. (He also thinks it should be regulated and taxed.)
And GOP candidates in Democrat-heavy NYC typically win by expanding their appeal by carrying additional third-party lines.
Read the rest of the article at the following link: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2013/04/joe-lhota-will-decline-libertarian-party-nomination-wont-co-star-with-kristin-