Washington Post: Meet Sean Haugh, the Libertarian Pizza Guy Who May Deliver a Senate Seat in N.C.

By Karen Tumulty and Reid Wilson

Most evenings, Sean Haugh is a pizza deliveryman.

But every other week or so, the Libertarian Party’s Senate nominee in North Carolina opens a few craft beers on the counter of the bar in his campaign manager’s basement. He takes deep gulps from a pint glass bearing an image of Austrian-school economist Mur­ray Rothbard and expresses his Everyman frustrations with the current political system into a video camera.

So far, Haugh’s campaign barely exists anywhere but on YouTube. But it is doing surprisingly well in a high-stakes Senate contest in which candidates and outside groups have already spent more than $15 million.

Four polls lately put his support somewhere between 8 and 11 percent — not enough to suggest a realistic possibility of winning, but conceivably enough to affect the outcome of the race. The same surveys show the margin between incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan and her GOP challenger, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, at six points or less.

“If it ends up being a one- or two-point race, Democrats could keep the Senate because of Sean Haugh,” said Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling (PPP), which showed the Libertarian at 11 percent in its May and June surveys.

Read the full article here.

Thanks to Chris Cole for the link.

4 thoughts on “Washington Post: Meet Sean Haugh, the Libertarian Pizza Guy Who May Deliver a Senate Seat in N.C.

  1. Sean Scallon

    This could be a breakout year for the LP in terms of their affect on the electoral outcomes. If the LP continues to nominate good candidates who can continue to increase their shares of the vote the GOP faces a big dilemma, either accomodate and co-op or go even more hardcore in the conservative direction. By 2016, either Rand Paul is going to become the GOP Preisdential nominee or the LP becomes a significant third force in U.S. politics.

  2. Jed Ziggler Post author

    “either Rand Paul is going to become the GOP Preisdential nominee”

    If Rand Paul becomes President, the liberty movement is dead. Rand Paul is not a libertarian, but the media will convince everyone he is, and when he enacts his neocon policies that will be detrimental to this country, the liberty movement will be dead and buried. He’s our biggest threat, by far.

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