Remember Bob Smither, the Libertarian running without balloted Republican opposition for Tom DeLay’s seat in TX? He’s polling fairly well coming up on election day, though still trailing considerably. From an average of reported polls:
* Nick Lampson (D)—————-39%
* Bob Smither (L)——————-20%
* Key Write-in Candidate (R)—12%
Being down 19% isn’t encouraging, but 29% undecided leaves a lot of room for improvement. Write-in voters who can’t remember the Republican’s name may also vote Smither once they’re in the booth.
There’s more info on the Smither campaign site. I like this bit:
In what will sound very ironic to a Libertarian audience, we’ve got to convince enough Republican voters that a write-in vote is nothing but a wasted vote.