Should Chicago Libertarians Support LeAlan Jones (G) for Congress?Submitted by Jaktober on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 04:53
By support I mean more than just vote; if a third-party candidate is going to have any chance to win a seat in Congress all their supporters are going to have to do more than vote, they are going to have to get active (sort of like Ron Paul supporters...).
With that said, I put together this article with some numbers and elections analysis of the IL-02 Special Election (Primary is "today"). If LeAlan Jones can bring in early Libertarian Support and overcome the GOP Nominee, than pulling votes from Democrats will be a non-spoiler situation, especially if a non-progressive Dem. gets Nominated. If the Republicans accept a Green even as the "lesser-of-two evils" than perhaps we can get another Independent voter in Congress on April 9th.
Jones has taken many "libertarian-leaning positions" such as defending the right of Chicago citizens to bare arms in order to defend themselves against gangs and criminals, as well as questioning a carbon-tax as being harmful to the middle-class.
What do you guys think? Despite being a Green, I registered Republican to vote for Ron Paul twice. Supporting LeAlan Jones for Congress doesn't even require changing voting registration, it just requires a little love, r3VOLution style.