Libertarian Files for Paul’s CD-14 Seat

The Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas sent operatives to CD-14 several years ago to persuade the LP candidate to drop out of the race. Flynn is a moron, plain and simple (that’s my personal opinion only).


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Libertarian Files Challenge for Ron Paul’s Congressional Seat

Austin – December 20, 2007 – Libertarian Eugene J. Flynn filed an application today with the Libertarian Party of Texas (LPT) to challenge Congressman Ron Paul for his District 14 seat. Ron Paul is currently a Republican candidate for President and has mentioned publicly he intends to run simultaneously for re-election to Congress.

Wes Benedict, Executive Director of the LPT, said, “Be advised, there’s no way I can respond to all of the inquiries from the press, Libertarian Party members, and especially Ron Paul supporters who will be blasting me over this. It’s almost Christmas, we’re several thousand dollars short of reaching our 2007 budget, and I’m desperately seeking candidates for other offices throughout Texas by the filing deadline of 5:00 PM, January 2, 2008. I don’t even have time to provide contact information for over 100 other candidates who have already filed.”

All filed candidates seeking the Libertarian Party nomination in Texas for the November 2008 general election, plus some known county candidates, are posted here:

http://lptexas.org/candidates.shtml

Some of them ran for office in 2006 as well, and their old contact information is posted here:

http://lptexas.org/candidates2006.shtml

“This press release is the only statement I intend to issue on Mr. Flynn’s filing until after January 2,” Benedict said.

Mr. Flynn provided a written statement with his application to the LPT, including this comment: “I agree with Ron Paul about 80% of the time. The problem is the other 20% is the most important to me, that is, immigration.” He added, “Ron Paul offers no way to allow those illegally in the U.S. to get right with the law. Instead he wants to spend more and more money to create bigger bureaucracies to secure our borders to protect us from needed workers.”

Mr. Flynn is an immigration attorney.

Benedict continued, “Many Libertarian Party members admire and support Ron Paul. I have personally contributed over $800 to Ron Paul’s campaign for President. However, anyone can file to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination who meets the qualifications. It’s up to the delegates in March to decide whether or not they nominate Mr. Flynn for the election. In fact, in 2006, Mr. Flynn filed for this same seat against Ron Paul, but the Libertarian Party delegates voted to have no nominee in the November 2006 general election, rather than see Mr. Flynn run against Ron Paul. Nevertheless, I respect Mr. Flynn for standing up for his principles.

“Even in 2006, before Ron Paul was nearly as popular as he is today, I got numerous calls telling me the Libertarian Party had to be crazy or stupid for running someone against Ron Paul. That’s why I’m trying to get out in front of the issue this time, because there’s no way I’ll be able to respond to all of the questions and attacks I’m expecting.

“Mr. Flynn has released an email address to contact him for additional information, and I ask that you please don’t try to phone him.”

To contact Eugene J. Flynn and to request an interview with him, email:
DefeatRonPaul@earthlink.net

For more information on the Libertarian Party of Texas, visit
http://LPTexas.org
—Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian Party of Texas

45 Responses to “Libertarian Files for Paul’s CD-14 Seat”

  1. Robert Milnes Says:

    This is very interesting. An L libertarian standing up to RP/RP on principle. My major disagreement with Ron Paul is the R behind his name. Other than that his seat is fine with me.

  2. Pizza God Says:

    Ron Paul is also being challenged by another Republican for that seat. A former aide if I am not mistaken.

    He is a small government Republican, but not nearly to the point of Ron Paul.

    That and he is pro war.

    I would say wait until after the Primaries. If Ron Paul does not get the nomination, then this would be your guy.

    I hate to say it, but it looks like Ron Paul may be done with politics after March 4th.

  3. Eric Dondero Says:

    Why are you all assuming Ron Paul will be the Republican Nominee for Congress in CD 14? He’s got two opponents running against him, including Friendswood Vice-Mayor Chris Peden.

    Perhaps Mr. Flynn is actually planning to run cause he anticipates Peden beating Paul in the primary.

    If that’s so, it won’t matter much. Cause CD 14 is solidly GOP, over 60%. Even if Flynn pulls 2% against Peden it won’t effect the outcome.

    And strangely no Democrat has declared for the seat yet. It’s getting late.

    We could see Eugene Flynn, Libertarian versus Republican Chris Peden in the Fall.

  4. Jay Matthews Says:

    ““Ron Paul offers no way to allow those illegally in the U.S. to get right with the law. Instead he wants to spend more and more money to create bigger bureaucracies to secure our borders to protect us from needed workers.”

    I’d like Mr. Flynn to cite what are the bureaucracies he claims RP wants to create.

  5. David Says:

    Aw dang it. I stepped in a pile of donderoooooooooo.

  6. Rolf Lindgren Says:

    Rolf Paul will soon secure the GOP presidential nomination, and will open up a big lead after Super Tuesday.

  7. C Bowen Says:

    Peden and his $500 buck in the bank doesn’t impress the guy, I guess.

    Don-derrooo, your 15 minutes are almost up. Jeff “Gannon” Guckert might be worth an e-mail….

  8. Tina Says:

    I keep hearing this blogger Eric DUMdero got fired by RON PAUL. He is all over the internet saying negative things about RON PAUL. RON PAUL has
    sooooooo many supporters. GO RON PAUL!

  9. Jackcjackson Says:

    Ron Paul is a Republican. A Libertarian filed to run. I don’t see the issue.

  10. Eric Dondero Says:

    Guess you all haven’t heard the latest.

    Two photos of Ron Paul meeting with notorious Nazi leader Don Black and his son have just emerged literally one hour ago, and are sweeping the internet.

    This is bad. This is really, really bad for Ron Paul.

  11. Eric Dondero Says:

    And I can’t imagine the voters in CD 14 in South Texas too happy about it either.

  12. Phil M Says:

    You know what else, Dondy? There was once a picture First Lady Rosalyn Carter with serial killer John Wayne Gacy. I guess that automatically means SHE supports his murderous rampages and probably rapes and kills young boys herself!

  13. Jay Matthews Says:

    Then there’s the footage of Rumsfeld and Hussein shaking hands. I guess that means Rummy supports invading sovereign nations.

    Wait, nevermind, bad example.

  14. Wes Benedict Says:

    Eric Dondero is an exaggerilla. Don’t believe me? Google “exaggerilla”

  15. Eric Dondero Says:

    Phil, if it was merely a photo not so much a problem. It’s all the other contacts Paul has had with these people, and the fact that his Campaign Spokesman announced after a long month’s wait, that they Campaign “will not” return the $500 contribution from Black.

  16. Mike Says:

    Dondero, you really should STFU, everyone knows what a pile of lying chit you are.

  17. Nick Says:

    Yeah, Eric? I just googled Ron Paul and nothing about pictures with Don Black came up and if your story were true it would certainly be the lead story since everything else about Don Black is all the media can talk about since Ron said he wasn’t giving the money back. In other words, show some proof, like a handy internet tool known as a link. Guess the only internet tool in this story is you. Tool.

  18. Jay Matthews Says:

    When all the dirt the media can come up with relates to a racist individual who donated to a campaign w/o its knowledge instead of something substantive like voting record that speaks volumes and screams of desperation.

  19. Trent Hill Says:

    Exactly. Now people are asserting Paul was eating with White Supremacist leaders at some restaurant in DC. Its rediculous.

  20. Fred C. Says:

    The story about the donation broke in late October. The donation itself was made at the end of September. The picture was taken two weeks before the donation. Still grasping at straws – there’s no more story here today than there was yesterday, still another case of Ron Paul being asked to know all his supporters by name, face & personal life.

    Oh, and the campaign’s said from the story’s breaking that it’s keeping the money. For some reason, many articles posed the matter as an open question: “Why hasn’t Ron Paul returned the money?” “When will Ron Paul say if he’ll return the money?” “Why hasn’t he repudiated the donor?”

    Jonathan Bydlack, November 6th, directly responding to a question on any measures to prevent donations such as the $500: “It’s money they could have used for other purposes that they’re using to support someone who disagrees with the beliefs that they have, so we’re not doing anything that exciting, we take whatever donations we get.”

    They couldn’t make it stick then, and suddenly two days ago, long after the story died, after RP said in an interview he doesn’t want white supremacist money, it’s all over the wires again. RP gets a mildly positive response for his candor in keeping the donation, and then today after round two, a pic gets posted on stormfront, that goes straight into a blog that now asks “why isn’t he giving back the money.”

    Are you f-cking deaf? John McCain’s not the only one falling prey to convenient timing here.

  21. Sean Scallon Says:

    “We could see Eugene Flynn, Libertarian versus Republican Chris Peden in the Fall.

    In your dreams Eric Rittberg.

    Perhaps the scandal surrounding the “Dondero” falsehood will some day come out.

    By the way, latest polls in Iowa and New Hampshire have Paul statistically tied for third in both states. Perhaps that’s why all this Nazi crap and smears are coming forward. Who knows? Maybe Mr. Rittberg has had and hand in this.

  22. Eric Dondero Says:

    Latest polls actually have Paul down a notch or two in a few states. Check the RCP. I saw one with Paul down from 5 to 4% I believe in Iowa. And anotherjust released one from California where he’s stuck at a measly 3%.

    Yes, he’s doing well in New Hampshire. But there are only two other states in the entire country that could be considered more Pro-Paul territory: Nevada and Alaska. Of course, he’s going to do well in the Free State Project state. If he didn’t do well there, there’d be something enormously wrong.

  23. Eric Dondero Says:

    Guaranteed Stephen Gordon won’t report on this. So, I’m bringing this news to you all here in the Comments section.

    Late last night Little Green Footballs posted two photos of Ron Paul meeting with Nazi StormTroopers Front President Don Black and his son in South Florida back in September.

    www.littlegreenfootballs.com

    Bad timing for Paul since his campaign just released a statement two days ago saying they would not return the infamous $500 check from Black.

  24. Tom Blanton Says:

    Well, thanks to Little Green Shitballs, libertarians who supported Ron Paul have been outed as neonazis and dupes for the white supremists. I guess they will all go vote for Giuliani now.

    I don’t know how long Ron Paul could get away with only accepting contributions from white supremists and insisting on only having pictures made with racists, anti-semites and Islamofascists.

    Libertarians should have listened to Dondero/Rittberg all along. Now, their secret agenda has been revealed and they will never be able to impose the Final Solution on America and force everyone to wear burkas.

  25. Sean Scallon Says:

    CNN/USA Today/Gallup NH
    Mitt Romney 34%
    John McCain 27%
    Rudy Giuliani 11%
    Mike Huckabee 9%
    Ron Paul 9%
    Fred Thompson 4%
    No Opinion 5%

    Washington Post/ABC News Iowa
    NET LEANED VOTE:
    .............................12/17/07…....11/18/07…7/31/07
    Mike Huckabee…...........35…............24…...... ....8
    Mitt Romney ….............27…............28…...........2 6
    Fred Thompson…............9…............15…...... .....13
    Rudy Giuliani…...............8…............13…... .........14
    Ron Paul…......................8….............6… ..............2
    John McCain…................6…..............6…... ............8

    There’s your polling data Mr. Rittberg.

  26. Robert Milnes Says:

    Sean Scanlon, going by your comment info only, it shows RP/RP tied for FOURTH in both states in single digits. Not third. The RCP polling shows lower single digits for RP/RP.

  27. Jason Gatties Says:

    Good luck to Mr. Flynn. If I lived in that District, he would get my vote.

  28. Robert Milnes Says:

    Sean Scallon, sorry about the typo on your name. How is it you cherry picked the 2 polls that were highest for RP/RP? All the other polls on RCP were lower for him.

  29. Fred C. Says:

    California’s nominating by district this year. Most of our districts are devoid of Republican life. 3% is enough to get a substantial number of delegates. Look it up.

  30. Trent Hill Says:

    Fred C. is right. California, Pennsylvania, Ohio—and plenty of other states select at least some of their delegates by Congressional district. In CA,this will play well for Paul. In heavily Libertarian areas, urban areas, and liberal areas.

  31. Phil M Says:

    “Late last night Little Green Footballs posted two photos of Ron Paul meeting with Nazi StormTroopers Front President Don Black and his son in South Florida back in September.”

    Because signing an autograph and shaking hands with Mr. Black at a rally with hundreds of people constitutes a “meeting.”

  32. Sean Scallon Says:

    Because these are current and reputable polls that show statisitcally speaking (meaning within the margin of error) he’s tied for third.

  33. Jay Matthews Says:

    Candidates take countless pictures with supporters. Obviously RP didn’t know who he was, assuming the photo is legit.

  34. Test Says:

    In even worse news for Ron Paul it has now been revealed that he is a homosexual.

    http://disinter.wordpress.com/2007/12/20/ron-pauls-proven-homosexual-tendencies/

  35. Robert Milnes Says:

    Sean Scallon, fourth. Can you write f-o-u-r-t-h? Actually, realisticly, he’s in 6th by most national polls.

  36. Roscoe Says:

    It would only be a problem if the fucker was in Nazi uniform! Eric, you used to be far more rational about this kind of shit.

  37. Robert Milnes Says:

    Sean Scallon, Beating the Powers that Be. how did you get stuck on Ron Paul? He’s not going to win even one primary. You mention progressive blogs. What is keeping you from the progressive alliance?

  38. Chris Says:

    Sean Scallon, fourth. Can you write f-o-u-r-t-h? Actually, realisticly, he’s in 6th by most national polls.

    Geez Bob, I new you had reading comprehension problems, now we find out that math eludes you.

    The polls that Sean cites have margins of error of 3-5%. Assuming 3%, Ron Paul is STATISTICALLY tied for THIRD place with Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee in New Hampshire, and STATISTICALLY tied for THIRD with Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain in Iowa.

    Polls with multiple candidates in high single to low double digits will be highly dependent on many different things. Every recent poll put out for NH and IA can tell only two stories: (1) that Huckbee is ahead in Iowa with Romney a close second and a free-for-all for 3rd, and (2) Romney is ahead in NH and God only knows who is in 2nd or 3rd.

    What is interesting is that if you compare THE SAME POLL over time, you see a trend upwards for Paul. You can not compare one poll vs. another when you have three candidates in single digits due to varying methodologies. You can compare the same poll with the same methodology conducted at different times.

    Ron Paul has a realistic chance of placing 3rd in IA ahead of Rudy, Fred and John, and he has a realistic chance of placing 3rd in NH ahead of Rudy, Fred, and Mike. Not bad for someone that was considered finished in May.

  39. Andy Says:

    “Eric Dondero Says:

    December 20th, 2007 at 11:22 pm
    Guess you all haven’t heard the latest.

    Two photos of Ron Paul meeting with notorious Nazi leader Don Black and his son have just emerged literally one hour ago, and are sweeping the internet.

    This is bad. This is really, really bad for Ron Paul.”

    Racist Smears Against Ron Paul Exposed
    http://www.infowars.com/articles/us/ron_paul_racist_smears_against_rp_exposed.htm

  40. Andy Says:

    LOL @ this Flynn guy. I remember he tried this a couple of years back and went nowhere. Hopefully this will be a repeat performance.

  41. Robert Milnes Says:

    Chris, ok, you got me. Statistically speaking, within the margin of error, you can bump RP/RP up one notch. & yes, he has been slowly creeping up in the polls. But, realistically, come on. He’s bunched up with 2 or3 others in single digits. minus Tancredo now. PLUS we know he has a glass ceiling-The Libertarian vote-at 20% MAX. Even if he was at that max he’d still lose because there is at least one if not 2 or 3 over 20%.

  42. Sean Scallon Says:

    Luckily caucuses favor intensity of turnout rather than general turnout.

  43. Robert Milnes Says:

    Sean Scallon, stubborn, stubborn!

  44. Jay Matthews Says:

    The narrator of this CBS news segment states he is third in Iowa.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB3khd3MhLo&eurl=http://www.dailypaul.com/node/16355

  45. Eugene J. Flynn Says:

    Jay Matthews asked: “I’d like Mr. Flynn to cite what are the bureaucracies he claims RP wants to create.”

    I make that conclusion based on the statements contained on Ron Paul website. http://www.ronpaul2008.com/articles/?tag=Immigration. There Ron Paul states that he favors “increasing the number of border patrol agents.” The border patrol is a unionized bureaucracy. Anytime you increase the rank and file of a federal agency you must increase the number of people supervising them and those supervising the supervisors.

    Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Also, Ron Paul wants to eliminate birthright citizenship. http://www.ronpaul2008.com/articles/130/rethinking-birthright-citizenship/. That would require a massive increase in federal employees to determine who is or who is not a citizen. This problem has been discussed by Federalist Society member Prof. Margaret Stock in Sock, Birthright Citizenship – The Policy Arguments, 33 Administrative and Regulatory Law News No.1 at 7-9 (ABA Fall 2007). I suspect that we will see more discussion of the problem if the attempts to repeal birthright citizenship appear to be succeeding.

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