Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Kurt Evans is upping his pitch for his party’s nomination. The Wessington Springs Libertarian announced last night that he plans to recommend Richard Shelatz for lieutenant governor.
Ever the humble sort, Evans buries this good news, announcing it not just on Friday but at 11:28 p.m. Friday, and on a liberal blog, no less! (Don’t forget—I’m arguably 52% Libertarian.)
Shelatz is vice-chairman of the South Dakota Libertarian Party. He joined Libertarian chairman Aaron Aylward in disavowing the flag-burning demonstration planned by Evans’s sole announced challenger for the nomination, C.J. Abernathey of Eureka. In announcing a running mate, Evans gains another step on Abernathey, who has yet to name his wingman or wingwoman for the governor’s race.
Libertarians will decide whether to place Evans and Shelatz on the ballot at their do-over convention at the Fort Pierre Pizza Ranch a week from today, Saturday, June 9.