Yet another DC reporter—Rebecca Berg from the Washington Examiner—comes south to talk to Sean and the result is this profile.
Preparing for tonite’s debate…“My debate prep is simply to get in a good psychological space, so that I am really calm and collected and able to just concentrate on positive reasons to vote for me and to offer a perspective on the issues I think is missing in the race,” Sean Haugh is quoted as saying in this breitbart.com article posted yesterday. The article has generated an impressive number of comments (approaching 600).
Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy doggedly attempts to restrict the conversation to the horserace aspects of the campaign, but Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh keeps shifting the focus back to the issues in this brief interview conducted yesterday morning.
Excerpt from the Bloomberg article by roving political reporter David Weigel:
Tillis has attempted to avoid taking a position on IS. When Lindsey Graham stumped for him, and argued for "boots on the ground," Tillis insisted that as a civilian he couldn't possibly make policy. His preferred approach to the IS panic has appeared in TV ads, scorching Hagan for not attending all of her Senate Armed Services meetings.
"That's such a phony attack," says Haugh. "He has absolutely no substance to him at all…. [T]here is no amount of dark money in this world that can help Tillis."
“While [Democrats and Republicans] may disagree on [the details of] solutions, if they can’t ban or bomb it or spend our way out it, then they’ve got nothing. We need to have different solutions…Libertarians…are thinking outside of that box,” stated Sean Haugh early on in this 40-minute interview with Joshua Cook of BenSwann.com.
Reflecting on this article about his campaign posted yesterday by ABC News, Libertarian Sean Haugh stated, “If some random pizza guy can derail Thom Tillis's campaign, then he must be a really terrible candidate.”
As discontent with the Democratic and Republican parties continues to rise, “the outcome of an unusually large number of close Senate and governor’s races could be determined by the outsize role of third-party candidates,” reports the New York Times in an article published yesterday.
The article highlights the Sean Haugh campaign along with that of Libertarian gubernatorial candidates Adrian Wylie in Florida and Andrew Hunt in Georgia and independent Elliot Cutler in Maine, also running for Governor.
Article by Indy Week political beat reporter Sam DeGrave on the Sean Haugh campaign touches most of the bases. The article quotes Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling, as saying, “Haugh still has a pretty good chance to break the all-time record for the most support a Libertarian candidate receives in North Carolina. It's a reflection of the fact that voters don't really like Kay Hagan or Thom Tillis and they're turned off by all the negativity. That puts people in the position where they're more willing than usual to support a third-party candidate like Haugh.”