LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The Libertarian Party prides themselves on being an all encompassing group, they attract Republican voters because of their stance on cutting taxes, and also attract Democrats because of their liberal social policies. And it seems like voters in Nebraska are taking notice of this third option.
“I don’t agree with what the Republicans have to offer socially,” said Thomas Waldo.
Waldo is a UNL student who said he was a republican until he found out about the stances of the Libertarian Party.
“Fiscal responsibility and being more socially tolerant, so our stances are essentially getting the government out of your wallet and your bedroom as much as possible,” said Libertarian District Coordinator Michael Knebel.
Knebel also said he can see the strong ties between his party and the people of Nebraska.
“You’ll see Nebraskans are looking for a party that embraces their hard work ethic, and they want to see government regulations lowered and their taxes lower,” said Knebel.
Senator Laura Ebke said she switched from Republican to Libertarian for several reasons.