Engineer a Ballot Vacancy?
You should have asked we would have just told you!
husband of Chairwoman Jennifer Jeffrey, Libertarian Party of Allen County.
In Response to the newspaper story on Sunday, July 1, 2007:
Column by Benjamin Lanka and Niki Kelly
While the Allen County Libertarian Party last week announced a near-full slate of Fort Wayne City Council candidates, the party had one noticeable omission. The Libertarians won't run anyone in the 4th District race, which features Republican Mitch Harper and Democrat Charles Langley.
What makes the omission noteworthy is Harper was one of the speakers at the Indiana Libertarian Party convention this year in Fort Wayne. At the time he said he held many libertarian – small L – beliefs, although he is a staunch member of the Republican Party.
Harper, a former state representative, said it did "raise his eyebrows" when he saw the Libertarians were running candidates in every council race but his, and even said he thought it would raise questions. He said, however, he didn't engineer the ballot vacancy. He probably didn't beg for another opponent, either.