The Libertarian Party of Colorado's annual convention was held Saturday, March 8th in Fort Collins. Along with the usual business, the state delegates nominated candidates for public office, and delegates to the 2008 Libertarian National Convention - which will be held in Denver, Colorado over Memorial Day weekend from May 22 to May 26, 2008.
Among the candidates nominated for key public offices were Martin L. Buchanan, author of "To Save America: How to Prevent Our Coming Federal Bankruptcy", who will be challenging Diana DeGette (D) for U.S. Congressional District 1. At the State level, Ken Wyble will be challenging Suzanne Williams (D) for the Senate District 28 seat. Jack Woehr will be challenging Robert Witwer (R) for House District 25. And well-known Arapahoe county Libertarian activist James Frye will be challenging Karen Middleton (D) for House District 42 (Middleton was appointed in February 2008 to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Michael Garcia.).
Since this is also a Presidential Election year, there was a Presidential candidate luncheon where Libertarian Presidential candidates Michael P. Jingozian, George Phillies, and Wayne Allyn Root all spoke to the convention and took questions from the attendees. Afterwards, a straw poll for the Presidential nomination was taken. The winner was business mogul and best-selling author, Wayne Allyn Root.