By Sean Sullivan | July 14, 2011
Here at The Hotline, we’re often reminded that campaigns can attract a diverse array of long shot candidates with disparate backgrounds and views. The Charleston State Journal offers a look today at three minor candidates in this year’s West Virginia gubernatorial race:
- Mountain Party Candidate Bob Henry Baber, who described himself as being “tight as bark on a tree,” and said running a campaign that spends modestly is essential, is trying to make the most of his resources. Mountain Party leaders are helping collect unclaimed political signs from the primary, about 400 of which will be “recycled” with Baber stickers covering them.
- Harry Bertram is running as a member of the American Third Position Party, which “believes that government policy in the United States discriminates against whites, and that whites need their own political party to fight this discrimination,” according to its website.
- With second quarter fundraising figures dominating the news that past couple of weeks, how’s this for a campaign strategy: Marla Ingels, an elementary school counselor, refuses to accept campaign contributions.
Reprinted from The National Journal: Permalink