Analysis: For Texas Libertarians, "Small D" Democracy

TEMPLE — You can get on the state’s November general election ballot with fewer votes than it takes to get on the vestry of many churches. The downside is that the party that can get you that far has never been able to get anyone into statewide office. 

The Libertarian Party of Texas nominated its statewide candidates over the weekend, putting up a slate that includes someone for every office at the top of the ballot. They argued along the way, in the way that you argue about politics with people you know — as opposed to the impersonal disagreements between ...

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