The House Judiciary Committee voted to repeal HB 2305 in order to remove it from the Ballot. You will recall that--among other things--the bill would have required Libertarian candidates to get about the same number of signatures as Democrats and Republicans in order to get on the ballot.
Folks like Montini and Roberts like to say that this requirement would make it somehow impossible for them to get on the ballot, but they either don't know, or would like to forget that Libertarians can get signatures from Independents which means that the new signature requirement is the SAME burden that Democratic and Republican candidates face.
Roberts and Montini are claiming that Republicans are suppressing the vote, playing games....whatever. They have no credibility on the issue because they were silent when the Democratic Party sent out the campaign piece below.
If the Democratic Party is going to recruit sham Libertarian candidates and then spend Democratic donor money to send brochures to Republican voters saying that the Libertarian is the "Real Conservative" then Republican Legislators are going to make it at least a little bit harder to get Libertarians on the ballot.
And until Montini and Roberts at least acknowledge that the Republican bill is a response to a Democratic Party dirty trick, they will have even less credibility than they have today....if that's possible. So knock off the "shocked" reactions and crocodile tears.
The Democratic Party sent this brochure to Republican voters in the Kelly v Giffords Congressional race. The Libertarian candiadate received an extraordinary 11,000 votes. Giffords beat Kelly by about 4,000 votes.