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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Sue Jeffers to enter Governor's race

--posted by Tony Garcia on 1/19/2006

(H/T to Marty who called me 30 minutes ago with this story.

Sue Jeffers is entering the race for Governor. There has been some question about her party affiliation. Some people say that she is intending to run for the GOP nomination while her website seems pretty clear that she is running under the Libertarian banner.

What follows is a quick run down on her positions and their affect on the scoreboard.
Pro school vouchers. +1
Eliminate hate crime legislation. +1
"Progress must come not from regulation..." +1
Pro Taxpayers Bill of Rights. +2
Roll back minimum wage. +1
Anti-trial lawyer. +2
Environmental platform sounds too much like Greenies. -3
Small government advocacy. +1
Pro conceal carry. +2
Health care position...TBD.
Anti emminent domain. +2
Anti small business regulation. +2
Gay marriage stance...started good then went astray. -3
Tax position...sounds like it is anti-tax but I want to hear/read an actual position rather than a sarcastic response.

Give me the updates. Let's hear the feedback.


Blogger Unknown said...

Heard ya on the radio, Tony, on the Brian & Sarah Show...

January 24, 2006  
Blogger Tony Garcia said...

Well, welcome...hope you enjoy coming back.

January 24, 2006  
Blogger Lee said...

The idea of Sue putting in a bid for GOP nomination is not true. She is Libertarian, as every freedom-loving individual should be.

The environmental platform certainly needs tinkering, and will be in-line with the usual libertarian platform--the government is the biggest polluter in the nation, and has no accountability under their usual ''sovereign immunity'. True property rights and responsibility, as opposed to government 'permits' will ensure that our land and stead remain of quality.

Regarding "gay marriage", well, explain to me what the State and the FedGov have to do with the institution of marriage. Do you like the idea of the government telling your church what it can or cannot do? Outside of family and religion, marriage is a contract. IMHO, and hopefully undisputed, any two consenting adults, regardless as to their sex, should be able to enter into a contract.

I appreciate any comments or feedback.


Lee R. Brennise
State Chair
Libertarian Party of Minnesota

January 30, 2006  
Blogger Tony Garcia said...

Lee, it is too bad that Sue is not looking to also gain the GOP nomination. She will not get it, but a strong showing there would help her campaign.

Re: Gay marriage. I have several previous posts on this topic and would prefer this discussion be taken up there. The bottom line is that my evaluation of her position on this issue is that I disagree and so she loses points on the scoreboard. She is comfortably in the lead at this point and having a positive score means I deem her to be endorseable...despite her being wrong on this issue.

January 30, 2006  

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