Draft Larry Sharpe to run against Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez in 2020

Draft Larry Sharpe to run against Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez in 2020

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The Case for Larry Sharpe as the best opponent to take down AOC:

1. He's not a Republican.

   This district is very blue. They will not vote for a Republican, because the GOP brand is damaged among these urban voters. However, the Libertarian Party doesn't have an established "brand". People are not opposed to "those darn evil Libertarians!" in the same way they are opposed to Republicans or Democrats. This is their opportunity to shape public perception of their party. People are tribalist and often are motivated vote "against" the opposing party more than "for" their party. A Libertarian Party candidate would probably be more likely to win in a district like this than a Republican. People might vote "for" a Libertarian rather than feel they have to vote Democrat to be "against" a Republican. 

2. He can overcome barriers to victory that have prevented Libertarians from winning. 

     As the sole opponent to the most high-profile congresswoman in America (of course there would have to be an understanding that the GOP stays out - they can't win this race!), Sharpe would undoubtedly receive media attention from local outlets as well as national conservative media, probably even Fox News. This would be huge. And who better to present libertarian ideas to the public than Larry Sharpe? 
As a result of the media attention, donations would pour in from conservatives eager to see AOC kicked out of congress. Lack of access to funds and media attention have prevented Libertarians from winning races, especially 3-way races, so far. But in a 2-way race against the most famous member of congress, Larry could pull it off.

3. He's eligible.

    The Constitution does not require candidates for the House of Representatives to live in the district they want to represent, so long as they live in the state. Sharpe is a New Yorker. 

4. He's the best candidate to oppose AOC.

   Sharpe is intelligent and can articulate libertarian ideas well, a stark contrast to AOC. He is not either boring or weird like many libertarian candidates tend to be. He's a candidate who the voters, donors, and media can take seriously, 

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