There is a choice other than the two main candidates for United States Senate.
Libertarian candidate Jim Schultz of rural Lancaster County is also on the ballot this November.
Schultz was excluded from the State Fair debate between Republican incumbent Deb Fischer and Democratic challenger Jane Raybould, but he says the Libertarian Party deserves an opportunity to state its case.
“Well, I think right now we’re in a situation where you just have one party saying A and the other party saying Not A,” Schultz tells Nebraska Radio Network. “We’re able to come in and bring new ideas that don’t fit in to the current simplistic answers that the two parties are throwing at each other.”
Schultz and the Libertarian Party is pursuing legal action after not being allowed on stage at the State Fair debate sponsored by the Omaha World-Herald and KMTV. They contend his exclusion amounted to an illegal in-kind campaign contribution to both Fischer and Raybould.
Libertarians, according to Schultz, believe in small government. He says the biggest issue facing America is the growing federal debt, now at $22 trillion. Schultz says Democrats believe in tax and spend while Republicans believe in borrow and spend. He says the spending has to stop.
Schultz understands he’s running an uphill battle, but it is one he believes in. Schultz says he left corporate America as a computer programmer to take up small-scale farming outside Lincoln.
Then, he felt the call of politics.
“And then decided with the group that we’ve got running for Senate that I needed to stand up and start speaking out against the problems we have.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]