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Hale County Libertarian Gives Party Best Showing in New Poll

A West Texas Libertarian is giving his party its best showing in a new statewide poll released this week.

Kerry McKennon, a Libertarian from Hale County, pulled in 4 percent among registered voters in a new poll released by Texas Lycecum this week. McKennon is his party's nominee for lieutenant governor this year, facing Republican Dan Patrick and Democrat Mike Collier. Patrick earned 32 percent and Collier earned 23 percent in the survey among registered voters.

Among 'likely voters,' McKennon's numbers held at 4 percent. Meanwhile, Patrick finished with 39 percent in the poll and Collier earned 29 percent. About 28 percent of voters from this category declined to answer or were not sure of their choice.

McKennon's numbers matched the numbers achieved by another Libertarian in the survey. Michael Ray Harris, the Libertarian nominee for attorney general, also earned 4 percent in the poll. In that race, Republican Ken Paxton won 32 percent and Democrat Justin Nelson won 20 percent among registered voters in the poll.

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McKennon  Photo by McKennon Campaign


Photo by McKennon Campaign

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