Another Victory for Libertarians: Libertarian Invited to Florida’s Biggest Gubernatorial Debate


Just like in South Carolina where the state Libertarian Party went to the state Supreme Court to secure third-party ballot access, there has been another major victory for liberty lovers.

This time it’s in Florida where Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie received an official invitation to the state’s largest and most watched gubernatorial debate.

Typically, invitations are given to candidates that are polling high. And, depending on which poll you look at, Wyllie is polling anywhere between 4 and 16 percent.

“The polling has been all over the map,” Wyllie told Ben Swann on The Ben Swann Radio Show on May 1.

Wyllie explained that typically polls turn to “super republican” and “super democrats,” and if that’s the case, Wyllie polls low. But when you look at undecided and disenfranchised voters looking for hope, Wyllie’s numbers shoot up.

“I think the critical key is the thousands of grassroots volunteers supporters who contacted the pollsters, contacted the media, contacted the locations hosting the debates and demanded my inclusion,” he said. “I can’t thank them enough.”

He said that people are tired of the two-party duopoly.

“The liberty movement in general is exploding right now,” he added. “People are getting fed up and they’re looking for a solution beyond the two-party system. The Libertarian Party is now in the position to provide that solution.”

According to Wyllie, the republican and democrat voting bases are in decline in Florida. “The Libertarian Party is growing at a phenomenal rate here in Florida.”

Current republican Governor Rick Scott is seeking re-election, but also, former republican governor Charlie Crist is running as well, but as a democrat.

“That’s the irony there,” said Wyllie. He said the race includes a “progressive republican governor, a progressive republican former governor and me.”

“These guys are virtually identical on policy, and those policies are not good for the people of Florida,” he added.

This race will continue to be an interesting one. Wyllie explained, “I’m in this race to win, but if I don’t, and I come up short, one thing is clear is that the republican governor is going to lose. It’s either going to be a current republican governor or the former republican governor. Either way, it doesn’t matter, the end result will be the same.”

The event, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward College, is hosted by Leadership Florida and the Florida Press Association, and will broadcast by WPBF 25 in West Palm Beach and will be televised throughout Florida on 11 channels.