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Libertarian Candidate Not Supporting Gov. Nominee

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Mike Ferguson, Libertarian candidate for Lt. Governor (campaign photo)

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The Libertarian candidate for Missouri Lieutenant Governor says he's not going to vote for his party's nominee for Governor this year.

Mike Ferguson says the Libertarian candidate for Governor, John Swenson, is not active in the party and doesn't represent party views. He referred to Swenson in a press release as an "eccentric recluse" and an "embarrassment."

So, Ferguson says he'll be for Republican Matt Blunt.

Swenson provided no phone number when he filed to be a candidate and could not be reached for comment. Claire McCaskill is the Democratic candidate for Governor.

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