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In a move creating the strongest “third-party” ticket that Delaware has ever seen, the Independent Party of Delaware has endorsed Libertarian Scott Gesty for US House of Representatives. The endorsement potentially pairs Gesty with IPOD’s high-profile US Senate candidate, Alex Pires of Dewey Beach.
“Scott’s commitment to individual Liberty, the Constitution, truth, justice and economic freedom make him a viable alternative to politics as usual,” said IPOD Chair Wolfgang von Baumgart in a Sunday evening statement. “Delaware needs a true representative of the people, not special interests.”
Gesty is Director of Training and Development for BNY Mellon, and a longtime activist with the Delaware Campaign for Liberty. Along with his wife Maria and daughter Virginia he lives in Brandywine Hundred.
“I’m going to campaign on my beliefs and John Carney’s abysmal record as Delaware’s only Congressman,” Gesty said. He sees the critical issues in this year’s campaign as resisting Federal interference with local control of public schools, restoring financial sanity to government operations, ending the war on drugs, and getting the US out of Afghanistan.
“Carney has been on the wrong side of all those issues,” Gesty insists. “He can raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in special interest money, but I intend to make it difficult for him to run away from his own record.”
Gesty sought and received the nomination of the Libertarian Party of Delaware at its May convention in Dover.