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Washington LP Nominates Guthrie for Senate

The official press release courtesy of Mark Sansouci…


On Saturday, April 9, 2006 the Libertarian Party of Washington State (LPWA) voted to endorse Bruce Guthrie in his bid for US Senate at their annual convention in Bremerton, Washington.

Ruth Bennett, LPWA Chair and 2004 gubernatorial candidate, expressed her strong support, “I am pleased and excited to have Bruce Guthrie as our candidate for US Senate. I know Bruce to be a man of honesty and integrity. I know him to be generous and encouraging, making time for others and coaching for the Special Olympics.”

On a personal note, Bennett added, “Through the past several years, I have also seen Bruce’s strength and compassion as he stood lovingly and resolutely by his wife Grace in her battle with cancer.” Bruce Guthrie’s wife passed away last November.

Bennett is not alone in her excitement. LPWA Convention attendees applauded and cheered when Guthrie’s nomination was formally announced. Among those lending support was Travis Thomas, an economics major at the University of Washington and web columnist for the Internationalist magazine. Thomas explained his enthusiasm, “I know that Bruce Guthrie will help the US interact with other nations respectfully and peacefully. He will speak honestly and openly about the real benefits and true costs of America’s foreign policy.”

Bruce Guthrie expressed his own thoughts about the campaign, “I intend to bring an important voice to the debate about US foreign and domestic policy.” He continued, “My candidacy will give the voters a choice about whom they can feel good.” When asked about his campaign message, Guthrie replied without hesitation “I want to promote peace, justice, and equal rights for all people.” His top campaign issues include ending the Iraq war, repealing the unconstitutional parts of the USA PATRIOT Act, defending same sex marriage rights and ending government subsidies to big business.

Guthrie is an instructor at Western Washington University, having earned his Masters Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is an established Libertarian Party leader and a competitive speed skater, sharing his passion for the sport by coaching children in the Whatcom Speed Skating Club and developmentally disabled adults through NW Washington Special Olympics.

3 Responses to “Washington LP Nominates Guthrie for Senate”

  1. mark san souci Says:

    Thanks Austin. We have a nice positioning strategy here to run against the incumbent Democrat, who voted for the Iraq War, and Republican challenger, who supports the Iraq War, to hopefully score at least 5% and regain major party status.

  2. Citizens For A Better Veterans Home Says:

    Remember the veterans, they are our natural Anti-Occupation allies!

  3. mark san souci Says:

    To citizens for a Better Vets Home,
    As a recently retired military officer, with an anti-occupation view, I assure you that veterans will not be forgotten.

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