Libertarians Nominate Candidates for US House, Senate

The Libertarian Party of Connecticut met in Wethersfield on Saturday, May 7, to nominate candidates for US House and US Senate. Several hopefuls sought the party's endorsement, and presented their cases to the meeting, which was open to the public. After voting, the party selected Dan Reale to run for the second district seat in Congress. He will be facing the Democratic incumbent Joe Courtney, as well as Republican Daria Novak, in the general election on November 8th.

“I congratulate the 2016 GOP nominee on her success at the convention, and look forward to her joining me in making her campaign promises under penalty of perjury, as I have done”, remarked Reale. “As we both know, we need to demonstrate that we are different from Joe Courtney, and will assuredly advance the interests of the voters in the 2nd District without hesitation”.

The Senate nomination race was a three-person affair, which took four rounds of ballots to decide. When all the votes were counted, Richard Lion defeated party vice-chairman Paul Passarelli and party treasurer Carol McMahon to be selected by his fellow party members. In a short statement, Lion congratulated Dan Reale on his nomination, and thanked the other candidates for a race well-run. 

The Libertarian Party of Connecticut is the state branch of the Libertarian Party, the third largest political party in the United States. They may be contacted any time on their web page,

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