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    Lone Libertarian rejoins GOP By Ruth Finch, Staff Writer Chattanooga Times Free Press [GA] 07/20/2006 The state’s only Libertarian to be elected to a
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      Lone Libertarian rejoins GOP
      By Ruth Finch, Staff Writer
      Chattanooga Times Free Press [GA] 07/20/2006

      The state’s only Libertarian to be elected to a county leadership post is no
      longer a Libertarian.
      Dade County Commission Chairman/Executive Ben Brandon said he is switching
      back to the Republican party, the Republican Liberty Caucus, to be exact.
      “It’s essentially the Libertarian wing of the Republican Party,” Mr.
      Brandon said.
      After unsuccessful bids as a Republican for county school board and county
      commission as a Republican, Mr. Brandon switched parties in 2002. In 2004, he
      was elected to the newly-created post of county executive/chairman as a
      Libertarian. Once in office, he said, he found that his party label prevented him
      from contributing to some policy discussions, especially on the state and
      federal level.
      “This in no way indicates any ill will toward the Libertarian party,” he
      said. “It’s just an admission that this is a two party system, and if you want
      to be effective and contribute something you need to be one of those two
      parties.”

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