Libertarian to enter 2nd District US House race

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Associated Press

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 12:06 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Libertarian is planning to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie in this fall's general election in Kentucky's 2nd District.

Craig Astor, former chairman of the Larue County Republican Party, will make his candidacy official on Monday by filing the necessary paperwork in the secretary of state's office.

The 49-year-old Astor, an ordained minister from Hodgenville, will also face Democratic nominee and perennial candidate David Williams in the Nov. 6 election. Williams has run unsuccessfully for a litany of offices over the years.

Astor campaign manager Ken Moellman said he believes this will be a good year for Libertarian candidates because of what he sees as dissatisfaction among voters with Republican and Democratic standard-bearers on the national level.

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