As IPR reports, last Saturday, the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania unanimously nominated entrepreneur Ken Krawchuk for governor in 2014. The 60 year old Krawchuk who resides in Abington Township in Montgomery County, was the party’s 1998 and 2002 nominee for governor, receiving 33,591 (1.11 percent) and 40,923 (1.14 percent) votes respectively in each general election.
The focus of Krawchuk’s campaign includes reducing both the state income tax and government spending. Upon nomination, he attacked the Democrats and Republicans of Harrisburg alike for “continu[ing] to expand a government that’s already too large, too expensive, and too intrusive.” He added, “Libertarians are the only ones you can trust to defend the interests of the taxpayer.”
In the general election, Krawchuk will likely face incumbent governor Tom Corbett, who is running for re-election as a Republican. The Democratic nomination is more uncertain. The most recent opinion poll places former Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf in the lead, followed by Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz.
Repository readers may recall Krawchuk as the moderator in the 2012 alternate candidates debate, video of which was uncovered here last July. In the debate, Krawchuk revealed his favorite film as Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, and noted the importance of space exploration to the future of humanity.
Krawchuk’s campaign website can be accessed here.