Liberty For All http://wfpl.org en Libertarian Super PAC Pounces on Mitch McConnell Following Kentucky Tea Party Warning http://wfpl.org/post/libertarian-super-pac-pounces-mitch-mcconnell-following-kentucky-tea-party-warning <p>Piggybacking on a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-tea-party-leaders-issue-warning-mitch-mcconnell-plan-draft-primary-challenger">warning from more than a dozen Kentucky Tea Party groups</a>, the head of a libertarian-leaning Super PAC says Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is everything that is wrong with politics.</p><p>Preston Bates is executive director of <a href="http://pacliberty.com/">Liberty For All</a>, which is a Texas-based group founded by <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/03/21-year-old-millionaire-buys-his-way-to-political-influence.html">22-year-old millionaire John Ramsey</a>.</p><p>In a series of statements, Bates says McConnell is unpopular enough to unite independents, libertarians and Democrats alike.</p><p>From Liberty for All:</p><blockquote><p><u>On a Primary Challenge</u></p><p>“Mitch McConnell can’t afford a conversation with primary voters on his record, so his only prayer is an Ashley Judd candidacy so he can side-step the primary.”</p><p><u>Is Mitch Tea Party?</u></p><p>“Mitch McConnell is a poster-boy for everything that’s wrong with politics: a career politician who’s made tens of millions while Kentucky families suffer. He’s raised the debt ceiling, called TARP a success, and is fresh of raising taxes on Kentucky’s families. Simply put, he’s anything but a tea partier.” Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:29:35 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3549 at http://wfpl.org Libertarian Super PAC Pounces on Mitch McConnell Following Kentucky Tea Party Warning Adkins Demands Massie Disavow Super PAC Over Director's DUI Arrest http://wfpl.org/post/adkins-demands-massie-disavow-super-pac-over-directors-dui-arrest <p>In Kentucky&#39;s Fourth District congressional race, Democratic candidate Bill Adkins is demanding Republican Thomas Massie renounce a super <span class="caps">PAC</span> over its executive director pleading guilty to driving under the influence.</p><p>Earlier this week, <em>The Courier-Journal </em>reported that Liberty For All leader Preston <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120717/news01/307170070/libertarian-leader-preston-bates-faces-drunken-driving-charge-called-himself-anarchist?nclick_check=1">Bates faced DUI charges</a> from an incident in July 2011. The police report said Bates crashed his car into a fence, told officers he was an &quot;anarchist&quot; and had a blood alcohol level of 0.121 percent, which is above the .08 percent legal limit.</p><p>Bates&#39;s attorney entered a guilty plea for the 23-year-old on Wednesday. He will pay a fine and have his driver&#39;s license suspended for 30 days.</p><p>In the crowded GOP primary, Bates led the<a href="http://mycn2.com/politics/liberty-for-all-super-pac-launches-pro-massie-ads-with-541000-buy-in-louisville-nky"> Texas-based super PAC, which put in over $500,000 to support Massie</a> over his opponents.</p><p>In a statement, Adkins says Massie needs to tell the group to get out of Kentucky and argues their positions are &quot;un-American&quot; due to Bates&#39; comments.</p><p>&quot;I call upon Tom Massie to disavow the Ron Paul/Texas Liberty For All SuperPAC Tell them to leave Kentucky and stay out of this race for Congress,&quot; he says. &quot;Liberty for All and its leaders are far out of touch with the values of Kentuckians in the Fourth District. Their executive director is a confirmed anarchist. Anarchists do not believe in any authority, anarchists have no respect for government and anarchists often use violent means to achieve their goals. Their positions are un-American.&quot;</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:45:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1060 at http://wfpl.org