Dr. Mike Beitler was the first candidate to file for U.S. Senator today. Beitler is seeking the Libertarian nomination. No other Libertarian candidate is expected to file, so Beitler will probably be in a three-way race in November.
He was joined by three Libertarian candidates for U.S. Congress at the State Board of Elections office in Raleigh. Thomas Hill filed for the 8th Congressional District and Thomas Rose filed for the 2nd CD.
Hill collected more than 300 signatures rather than pay the $1,740 filing fee. “That’s $1,740 I now have to run my campaign, rather than giving it to the government,” Hill said.
The third libertarian, Lon Cecil, is also collecting signatures in order to file for the 12th Congressional District seat. He was 40 signatures short of the required 200 certified signatures.
Beitler is business practice professor in The Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He’s authored three business books used in MBA programs and hosts the internet radio show Free Markets With Dr. Mike Beitler on the VoiceAmerica Business Network.