Garrett Quinn on the Libertarian(ish) Candidates of 2012


We know one thing for certain: The winner of this year's presidential election will not be libertarian in any way, shape, or form. But with a little luck, there will be some libertarian-flavored opposition on Capitol Hill to greet our next commander in chief when he takes the oath of office in January.

As Garrett Quinn observes, many small-l libertarians are running in competitive down-ballot races across the country, and several may actually win. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) may be leaving Congress in January, but the following candidates might make sure there is still somebody in Washington reliably voting "no."