GOP gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts bids for Libertarian support (NY Daily News, 4/7/06)

Weld hopes to capture Libertarian Party line
BY JOE MAHONEY
DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF

ALBANY - GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill Weld is sailing into uncharted waters in New York Republican politics: He's making a major run to line up the backing of the tiny Libertarian Party.

Weld confirmed to the Daily News last night that he would "definitely be interested" in winning the Libertarian line

"'Libertarian' is not a bad word in my lexicon," he said, noting one of his favorite expressions is: "I want the government out of your pocketbook and out of your bedroom."

Asked about the party's opposition to the war on drugs, Weld said he'd back medical marijuana, but added, "I'm not for the decriminalization of drugs."

Because Republicans are outnumbered by Democrats in New York by a 5-3 ratio, GOP candidates covet a second ballot line.

Overwhelmingly, their partner has been the Conservative Party. But Weld's more conservative GOP rival, John Faso, has a virtual lock on the Conservative line.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/story/406660p-344319c.html

Dear Starchild;
   
  I believe the candidates are in NEW YORK not Massachusetts.
   
  Ron Getty
  SF Libertarian

Starchild <sfdreamer@...> wrote:
  Weld hopes to capture Libertarian Party line
BY JOE MAHONEY
DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF

ALBANY - GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill Weld is sailing into uncharted
waters in New York Republican politics: He's making a major run to line
up the backing of the tiny Libertarian Party.

Weld confirmed to the Daily News last night that he would "definitely
be interested" in winning the Libertarian line

"'Libertarian' is not a bad word in my lexicon," he said, noting one of
his favorite expressions is: "I want the government out of your
pocketbook and out of your bedroom."

Asked about the party's opposition to the war on drugs, Weld said he'd
back medical marijuana, but added, "I'm not for the decriminalization
of drugs."

Because Republicans are outnumbered by Democrats in New York by a 5-3
ratio, GOP candidates covet a second ballot line.

Overwhelmingly, their partner has been the Conservative Party. But
Weld's more conservative GOP rival, John Faso, has a virtual lock on
the Conservative line.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/story/406660p-344319c.html