It's the exception not the norm when a liberty candidate makes it in, this much I know. Look at how Maine was treated. Look at what happened at the State Conventions. I saw it with my own two eyes in Arizona. Growing up on the farm we would try to pen the animals in and always one or a few would escape the roundup. So you are correct in the sense that my absolute statement isn't always true, but it usually is. And FWIW, I don't stand with Rand. He's a controller!
"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown