SHOWDOWN FOR US SENATE CANDIDATES AT LIBERTARIAN PARTY CONVENTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: LPM Chair Bill Hall 616-460-9516 or Media Coordinator Mark Norrod 616-902-0086
Scotty Boman and Leonard Schwartz will be battling at the Libertarian Party convention to win the Party's United States Senate nomination for the Michigan November general election ballot. The convention is this Saturday, June 7th, in Romulus at the Best Western-Gateway.
Scotty Boman is a longtime party activist, former state party chairman, and captured almost 137,000 votes in his 2004 race for State Board of Education.
Leonard Schwartz has served as the party's political director, was the party's US Senate candidate in 2006, and drew more than 438,000 votes in his 2004 race for Michigan Supreme Court.
"Either of these men would be a voice of reason in the US Senate, and a welcome improvement over Senator Carl Levin," state chairman Bill Hall said. He continued, "Both support steep spending and tax cuts, promptly withdrawing from Iraq, and restoring our freedoms taken away by the Patriot Act, unlike their Democratic and Republican opponents."
"Scotty and Leonard are leading the charge, but this year's state convention promises to be a great day for our party," Hall noted. "Former Congressman Bob Barr's nomination as the Libertarian Presidential candidate in Denver late last month has energized libertarians, Ron Paul Republicans and anti-McCain conservatives to run on the Libertarian ticket." Hall is expecting this year's slate of Libertarian candidates to contest all statewide offices and Congressional races, dozens of state house seats, and dozens more county and local offices. Many districts in Southeast Michigan will have only a Libertarian and a Democrat on the ballot.