Thisof Senate candidate Bruce Guthrie (WA-L) is good stuff, starting off oddly enough with him defending the LP Platform overhaul that went on in Portland. From an email sent to us by campaign manager Travis Wright:
Bruce Guthrie, Libertarian candidate for US Senate, was featured today on The Conversation with Ross Reynolds on KUOW 94.9 in Seattle. The interview lasted about an hour and covered Bruce’s positions on the war on Iraq, the Middle East, medical freedom, and more. In addition to tackling the challenging questions from the host, Bruce responded to callers and questions emailed from listeners.
One caller, Glenna from Covington, stated enthusiastically, “I’m really excited to hear what you’re saying because you’re pretty much echoing my “˜if I was Queen of the Universe’ rants.”
Bruce Guthrie is challenging freshman incumbent Maria Cantwell for US Senate in Washington State. Cantwell has alienated much of her Democratic base because of her continued support for the war in Iraq and her support of the USA PATRIOT Act. The Republican challenger, Mike McGavick, has been painted as a Bush rubber-stamp and also supports the war in Iraq and the President’s domestic spying programs.
Recent independent polling shows decreasing support for Cantwell without a significant increase in support for McGavick. In fact, about 16% of the voters say they will not vote for either of them. Because this campaign is increasingly competitive ““ and because of the history of Libertarian candidate influence in close elections in Washington state ““ the press is paying attention to the Guthrie campaign.
Travis also said more news coverage is likely on a national level based on some recent phone calls to ABC News in DC, so we’re keeping an eye on this race.