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National Libertarians gather in Columbus
Convention underscores smaller government
Story by STEVE BROWN


 
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Columbus is still hoping to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Meanwhile, the city is hosting another national political convention that begins today. For Ohio Public Radio, WOSU’s Steve Brown reports.

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The Libertarian Party’s national convention begins today at the downtown Hyatt Regency. Sarah Matthews with the Ohio party sums up their platform this way.

“Minimum government and maximum freedom.”

Matthews says there’s a lot of overlap with the Tea Party, which has won some recent Congressional races. But Libertarians are still largely seen as politically unviable. Matthews expects about 600 delegates and 30 speakers from around the country.

“Basically we’re going to be helping how the national party is being run and governed. It’s a great opportunity to come out and see the political process at work.”

The convention runs through Sunday.

 

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