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Aug 18, 2010 1:20 PM by Melissa Canone

Libertarians Making History in LA Holding Their 1st Primary Election

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Libertarians are making history this
month in Louisiana, holding their first primary election after two
candidates aligned with the party signed up in the Senate race.
In the Aug. 28 primary, Anthony "Tony G" Gentile faces Randall
Todd Hayes. The winning Libertarian advances to the Nov. 2 general
election.
Now the question is: just how many people are going to show up
to vote in the party's primary?
Fewer than 3,500 Louisiana voters are registered Libertarians.
But as many 665,000 voters who are independents or aren't with a
state-recognized party can cast ballots in the Libertarian primary
if they choose.
The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Louisiana, T. Lee
Horne, says the party is doing everything it can to let voters know
about the primary, hoping to boost participation.

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