Serious Candidates

As a regular volunteer for Libertarian candidates, Laura Valle has learned there are extra hurdles for candidates not running as a Republican or a Democrat. The groups and associations that help educate voters about candidates don’t often include Libertarian candidates. Valle says the Libertarian candidates have to chase down the opportunities to be included in

  • voter guides published by activist organizations,
  • meetings with local newspaper editorial boards, and
  • candidate forums hosted by homeowners’ associations.

When minor party candidates are not included, voters perceive them as not being “serious” candidates.


Texans for Voter Choice believes that voters deserve meaningful choices at the polls, and they won’t get those choices if minor party and independent candidates are excluded. If you agree, join our campaign to #flushthesystem.

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