Peace Officer David Patterson has officially entered the 2014 Kentucky Senate Race by submitting his petition & filing fee with the Kentucky Secretary of State's Office, pending their approval his name will appear on the ballot in the November Senatorial Election. Patterson's campaign has already undertaken the insurmountable task of petitioning collecting 5,000 signatures to comply with the Commonwealths bias ballot access laws, "We have collected a total of 9100 "raw" signatures. We have run 8491 through validation so far, and have 5252 "clean" signatures. Based on the math, we should end up with 5650 "clean" signatures (More direct: We have 13% more than the minimum verified good.)" said Ken Moellman after spearheading Patterson's Petition Drive, an effort he has undertaken more than once in his tenure as Libertarian Party of Kentucky Chair.
With Patterson already polling at 7% & more than half of Americans disenfranchised with the political establishment it begs the question; has the Libertarian tide finally started to turn? "I want people to have someone to vote for. I do not care what you are registered as, if you are unhappy with your choices then consider my platform. See how much we have in common on the issues. 53% of eligible voters feel that the D's and the R's are not doing their job." Though there is great cause for optimism, dissenters have already been quite vocal on both the right and left; according to a source close to the campaign, 'Patterson has showed a great deal of class, professionalism & diplomatic resolution skills when dealing with establishment mouth pieces & internet trolls'. Not surprisingly most of the degradation from the establishment appears focused on who's funding who (something they might consider asking their own camps) & implicate Patterson is a vote splitter planted by the opposition party but despite the abundance of disinfo, polling numbers show that a vote for Patterson remains a vote for Patterson. When ask for comment Moellman said "We're not 'taking' anything, we're 'growing'" an apt statement statistically supported by LPKY's own numbers.
... at the very least these kentuckians deserve representation