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While Reps. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Paul Ryan, R-Wis., were campaigning in Charleston, Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant was in the Eastern Panhandle with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

John Buckley, the Libertarian candidate in the U.S. Senate race, took the opportunity to issue a news release saying the choice for the seat should be clear to West Virginians.

“In the three-way for U.S. Senate this year, the choices are clarion-clear: continued Big-Government liberalism personified by the politics of Obama-Warren-Tennant, middle-of-the-road’ism personified by the tepid stand-for-nothing politics of Shelley Moore Capito, or the bold ‘Live & Let Live’ and small government principles of Libertarian John Buckley,” Buckley said in a statement. “The special interests are lined up for more government or, at best, for the status quo, same-old, same-old business in Washington, D.C., but the people increasingly want Washington, D.C. to back off.”

Buckley said when he admits he is not a fan of Obama, he gets an “eager” audience. Praising Tennant for finally taking a clear stand in favor of the economic policies of Obama, he said the economy is in dismal shape precisely because of “Obamanomics.”

“Five years into the so-called Obama recovery, meaningful jobs are elusive for millions of Americans,” Buckley said. “Yet, Secretary Tennant apparently identified with the Warren wing of the Democratic Party that would see President Obama’s bet on more government and raise him 10-fold.”

In a choice between his politics of limited government and Tennant’s endorsement of Obama, West Virginia would make history by electing the first Libertarian to the U.S. Congress, he added.

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