Note: The article below places a great deal of emphasis on the alleged Democratic Party involvement with the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s petitioning process.
Libertarian governor candidate challenged
March 4, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers sparred Tuesday over whether a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate in Ohio is qualified for the May ballot, a dispute whose outcome could affect Republican Gov. John Kasich’s re-election bid.
Libertarian Charlie Earl has the potential to draw votes from Kasich as the governor faces a likely challenge from Democrat Ed FitzGerald this fall. Kasich has faced criticism from tea party activists and other conservatives within the GOP for some of his policy decisions, including backing Medicaid expansion and drilling tax increases.
Recent polls place Kasich ahead of FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive in Cleveland, but the governor’s race in this closely-divided battleground state has a chance of being tight.
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A tweet from the LP Ohio:
Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Libertarian Party? GOP lawyer asks unaffiliated voter in Earl hearing.