Here’s the new official position of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota about the Sue Jeffers candidacy:
June 13, 2006
Libertarian Party of Minnesota Nullifies Previous Sue Jeffers Endorsement
Following Sue Jeffers’ recent announcement to pursue the Republican Party of Minnesota nomination in the 2006 Gubernatorial primaries, on Monday, June 12th, the Libertarian Party of Minnesota Executive Committee formalized the nullification of its previous endorsement for Sue Jeffers.
“It was a very difficult decision, and there was much discussion,” said Lee Brennise, State Chair, “but as a result of Sue’s decision to forgo our endorsement, in conjunction with her intent to run as a Republican in the Gubernatorial primaries, we will be unable to petition for ballot access for Sue Jeffers to be in the general election as a Libertarian. As exceptional as a candidate as Sue is, the Libertarian Party of Minnesota will not endorse a candidate in the Republican primaries, or a Republican for the general election.”
The Libertarian Party unanimously decided not to withdraw the endorsement, but confirmed that the endorsement was null as a result of party bylaws, and does not have plans to endorse another gubernatorial candidate for 2006.
“While party bylaws and statute preclude an endorsement of Sue, we encourage individuals to continue support in a volunteer capacity. No other current gubernatorial candidate is as dedicated to the cause of liberty as Sue Jeffers.”