Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate To Take Part in S.C. Debates


In some parts of the country, Libertarian Party candidates have been struggling to appear on the ballot and to be invited to the debates. But that’s not true for South Carolina where Steve French, Libertarian Party candidate for South Carolina governor, announced that he will be participating in both political debates sponsored by local media.

French told Benswann.com’s Joshua Cook, “It took a month of backroom maneuvering to get into the debates so it wasn’t easy.”

On Oct. 21, four of the five candidates will spar in the second debate in the Upstate. According to The Post and Courier, Democrat Vincent Sheheen had a potential schedule conflict.

Trending: Obama Weighs in on 2020, Says Voters Aren’t into ‘Crazy’ Candidates

Governor Nikki Haley, independent Tom Ervin and United Citizens Party candidate Morgan Bruce Reeves all agreed to take part.

take our poll - story continues below

Would election by popular vote be better than the electoral college?

  • Would election by popular vote be better than the electoral college?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Freedom Outpost updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Libertarian candidate Steve French appears to be reaching out to fiscal conservatives who are frustrated with the Republican Party.

“Republicans have been in charge in South Carolina for 20 years. We still have the 12th highest income tax in the country, very few options for school choice, and possibly the least transparent state in the country,” said French via Facebook.

French asked, “Why would any fiscal conservative vote Republican in SC?”

The debate is a huge win for the Libertarian Party, especially in light of other candidates who struggle to be included in debates in other state races.

Source

Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.

Previous Model Shows How Ebola Will Spread: “It Only Takes One Infected Individual Making It Through An Airport Checkpoint”
Next Study: Converting Forests To Croplands Actually Cooled The Planet

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.