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New York Libertarians Nominate William Weld for Governor

Published on April 29, 2006, by in General.

On April 29, the New York Libertarian Party nominated William Weld for Governor. Weld is a registered Republican. He had sought the Libertarian nomination. If he gets the Republican nomination as well, this will be the first time the Republican and Libertarian Parties have jointly run a nominee for any statewide office in any state. However, the fight for the Republican nomination is tough to predict, and may not be settled until the September primary.

Weld promises that he will not withdraw as the Libertarian nominee, even if he fails to get the Republican nomination.

4 Responses

  1. Kyle B

    So will Weld still run a active campaign for Governor if he doesn’t get the Republican nomination?

  2. “Weld promises that he will not withdraw as the Libertarian nominee, even if he fails to get the Republican nomination.”
    Hmmmmm. Will this politician keep his promise?

  3. Hats off to the New York LP for a very smart move.

    And hats off to the Libertarian activists who got Weld interested.

    Can anyone enlighten me how Weld got interested in the LP?

    I’ve always thought of Weld as a moderate Libertarian.

  4. It’s good to know Weld will likely be on NY’s November ballot, as he will definitely spice up the governor’s race, being the interesting politician that he is.

    I recall Weld’s successful 1990 race for Massachusetts governor. He had several good debates with John Silber, who was an old-style Democrat.

    In 1965, John Lindsay was elected NY mayor as a Republican. In 1969, he lost the GOP primary to conservative John Marchi. But Lindsay had the Liberal Party’s nomination and was re-elected with 42% or 43%, beating the Democrat Mario Proccacino and Marchi.

    A couple of years later, Lindsay switched to the Democratic Party.

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