Don’t Forget Third-Party Candidates

In the last issue of the El Vaquero, there was an article about the race for Congress in California’s 29th Congressional district. I took issue with the article, because it only mentioned two out of the three candidates who were looking to represent Glendale and surrounding cities in the House of Representatives.

While it mentioned Democratic incumbent Adam Schiff and his Republican challenger John Colbert, it made no mention of the Libertarian candidate, William “Bill” Cushing.

I know it is common to assume that third-party candidates aren’t worth mentioning because they “won’t win anyways,” but that is a silly thing to think, when you consider the fact that a Republican has not represented CA-29 since 1957, and the Democratic candidate has not won under sixty percent of the vote since 1968.

– Morgan Brykein