Bob Barr nominated for Libertarian Candidate
By Hubert Wiggins
Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.
ALBANY,GA. — Former Republican congressman Bob Barr has been nominated as the Libertarian Part’s presidential candidate. The 59 year old who represented Georgia’s seventh congressional district from 1995 to 2003 is seeking to become the first candidate from a third party to be elected president of the United States.
Darton College political science professor Roger Marietta says that because of his north Georgia roots Barr could potentially garner fifteen percent of the Georgia vote in November. City Commissioner John Howard says that Barr could generate some appeal among voters who are not happy with the Republican and Democratic parties.
Barr won the nomination after six rounds of voting at the Libertarian party’s annual convention that was held in Denver.