Bob Smither Participates in Candidate Forum with Lampson and Write-In Republican

Bob Smither faced-off with his oppenents at a candidate forum sponsored by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. According to FortBendNow:

Libertarian Smither, Republican write-in candidate Sekula-Gibbs and Democratic challenger Lampson spoke in that order. Each was given eight minutes, no rebuttal or audience questions were allowed.
Smither, a Libertarian, and the only candidate beside Lampson whose name will appear on the ballot, compared himself to Republican conservatives of an earlier era, saying he worked as a GOP volunteer for Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign.
He criticized Lampson and Sekula-Gibbs, saying both have promised to fund special projects in the district that shouldn’t be paid for with tax money from people in the rest of the country, adding “in your heart, you know it’s wrong.”
Smither said he advocates passage of the so-called Fair Tax Proposal, which would abolish the IRS and replace the income tax with a single-rate federal retail sales tax collected at the point of purchase of new goods and services for personal consumption.
“A write-in candidate has never been elected to the House in Texas. Nick Lampson appeals to those who look to government for solutions,” Smither said, adding that he represents the only true conservative alternative.

Houston’s KPRC Local 2 has video footage here.
Crazy For Liberty reports that a recent staw poll of 100 randomly selected district residents shows Smither currently at 25% in a three-way race:

The telephone poll of 100 randomly selected district
residents showed:
Nick Lampson, Democrat: 41%
Bob Smither, Libertarian: 25%
Undecided: 23%
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Rep. 11%

Folks, Smither can win this thing. But time is running out and he needs your help now.
Older video coverage after the break.

Issues ForumOpening Statement:

Bob Smither Interviewed by KHOU-TV