Rightly, around the blogosphere and around Delaware, Tyler Nixon is seen as one of the good guys.
I think of Tyler and the defense of civil rights, resisting eminent domain, being right on Iraq, and championing open government.
Now, I am pleased to be able to announce that along with filing as the GOP candidate in the House 4th District race, Tyler is going to seek the fusion nomination of the Libertarian Party of Delaware.
Regular readers here know that Tyler is very much associated with the pragmatic libertarian view of this blog, and I consider it a major coup that he is willing to identify himself formally with the movement for less intrusive government, more open government, and greater personal liberty and responsibility.
In this case, he brings his cachet to the LPD in a critical rebuilding phase, rather than the other way around.
The process will require Tyler to attend the LPD annual meeting in late August, to ask for the party's endorsement.
I have no doubt he will receive it; he deserves it many times over. And when Tyler wins the 4th District seat, there will be--for the very first time as far as I know--a Republican-Libertarian in the House.
There will be more LPD news forthcoming over the next two weeks: details of our annual meeting and a Libertarian alternative to Mike Castle. Yes, we're underfunded (we should get as much respect as Rodney Dangerfield), but when KHN filed a report saying she was $700 in the hole, suddenly I didn't feel so bad.
Stay tuned (and Go, Tyler!)