Now that the 2006 election season has come to an end, it is never too early to start preparing for the 2007 elections. Which is exactly what first wrote about Sime back in July, he had already raised $11,000, which has grown to over $14,000 today. As of now, it will be a two-way race between Sime and his incumbent Republican challenger, who has only raised about $33,000 and is not very popular amongst local Republicans. According to local blogger :began doing seven months ago, more than a year and a half prior to the his election. When I
For our especially strong Libertarian candidate, we have an especially weak Republican opponent, Senator Emmett Hanger. Conservative Republicans are furious at Hanger for his failure to stand up for property rights and against tax increases. I’ve heard the man speak and he comes across as a duplicitous used car salesman. Our Libertarian, however has a humble, honest, and decent manner about him.
Sime has already received some impressive television media coverage.and
I think it is time for the Libertarian Party to start focusing our time, money and energy on a very small number of select local races such as this one. We have been trying to put the few eggs we have in far too many baskets, for too long, without success. Let’s face it, we don’t have the hundreds of millions of dollars required to win federal and gubernatorial level positions. We do, however, have enough resources to win a couple state legislative races each year. Once we begin building our base at the state and local level, then we can consider going gubernatorial or national. Until then, let’s stop trying to put the cart before the donkey.
The Green Party is much younger, yet already has at least one elected state legislator, with one more expected today. The Constitution Party is also likely to win one or two state seats. Additionally, the Progressive Party is even expected to win five or six seats.
It’s time for the “third largest party” to live up to it’s name. It’s time for Sime, and maybe a couple others.