Election 2014

Should Libertarians Vote Republican on Tuesday?

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Should small-"l" libertarians vote Republican on Tuesday?

Reason TV's Nick Gillespie sat down with Kirsten Kukowski, press secretary for the Republican National Committee, who lays out her case.

This interview was originally released on October 30, 2014. The original write-up is below: 

"A lot of times, when [Republicans] are on the stage with Libertarian candidates, we are agreeing with you guys–with libertarians–more than we are agreeing with Democrats," says Kirsten Kukowski, press secretary for the Republican National Committee.

So should small-"L" libertarians vote for Republicans next week?

Reason TV's Nick Gillespie recently sat down with Kukowski to give her a chance to explain why libertarians, who hold a broader definition of social freedom than the GOP platform lays out, should vote for Republicans during Tuesday's midterm election. During the interview the two discussed what lessons the Republicans have (or haven't) learned during the Bush years, why 2016 is shaping up as the year when libertarian-leaning Republicans will push to change the party, and whether Libertarian candidates should be seen as spoilers by GOP and Democratic partisans.

Approximately 7:30 minutes.

Produced by Nick Gillespie and Meredith Bragg. Camera by Joshua Swain and Meredith Bragg.

Go here to see the Libertarian Party's Vice Chair Arvin Vohra make the case for why libertarians should vote for LP candidates.

Note: We reached out the Democratic National Committee but were unable to schedule an interview.