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Many libertarians supported Allen West in 2010 to get into Congress as they believed his speeches espousing libertarian and constitutional values. However one of the first things he did after being elected is to vote to extend the Patriot Act – a major ‘no-no’ with libertarians. In a later vote he voted against its continued extension, however many feel his vote came after realizing the Act already had enough votes to pass, and a ‘no’ vote would put him back in favor of some Democrats, the Libertarians and the Tea Party.
Incumbent West faces Democrat Patrick Murphy and write-in candidate Marilyn Holloman in this District 18 fight reaching St. Lucie County, Martin County and Northern Palm Beach County. Murphy and West are in a tremendous fight for this seat. Libertarians will either not vote in this race or vote for West, even with his warts. Murphy seems more interested in taking the country in a non-libertarian direction based on his performance at the debates and forums.
In the race for Florida’s District 20 U.S. House of Representatives race there is incumbent Democrat Alcee Hastings, NPA (No Party Affiliation) Randall Terry and write-in candidate Anthony Dutrow. Hastings is the clear favorite as even the Republican Party didn’t put up anyone to challenge him which is another reason to support term limits for our Congressional representatives.
Alcee Hastings has long been a nemesis to libertarian values. Terry seems to be mostly a one issue candidate of pro-life, and though libertarians, just like America is equally split on the issue of abortion, Terry take a militant stance on the issue while also advocating for prosecution of thought crime legislation.
Most libertarians will either skip this race on their ballot or write in Anthony Dutrow as a protest vote.
This is a three way race between Democrat Ted Deutch, NPA (No Party Affliation) candidates Cesar Henao and Mike Trout. I have tremendous respect for all three candidates and none of them are libertarians or purport to be such. Cesar Henao is the closest of the three, however many libertarians I have spoken with are either sitting out this race or voting for Henao or Trout. Sorry Ted, you’re a great guy, but don’t seem to be getting the libertarian vote.
There is no love lost between this epic battle between Democrat Lois Frankel and Republican Adam Hasner. The Atlas Shrugged loving Hasner has the leg up on Frankel in this race and most libertarians will be voting for him to advance to D.C. Hasner is not perfect from a libertarian point of view, however he is more in line on principle than Frankel. All libertarians in that district I have spoken with are voting for Hasner.