Is Jeff Flake a Libertarian in Any Sense of the Word?

Yesterday, we told you about an online advertisement targeting Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Marc Victor, which says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid really wants Libertarians to vote for Victor.

"Every morning, Harry Reid wakes up, eats his breakfast, and says a little prayer that Libertarians will vote for Marc Victor," the ad we found on Facebook says. "Harry is desperate to keep the Senate. And, polling at less than 5%, he knows that a vote for Marc Victor is really a vote for Richard Carmona."

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Basically, the ad asks that Libertarians vote for Republican Jeff Flake instead of "throw[ing] your votes away."

However, in Victor's opinion, Flake's not all about the liberty.

"Jeff Flake is pretending to be a Libertarian, pretending to be for freedom and free markets," he said.

"He can't even come out against the drug war," Victor continues. "For me, that's the easiest thing to come out against."

Victor said he might end up taking votes from both candidates, since he believes he's stronger on some lefty issues -- like civil liberties -- than Carmona.

Based on what you know about Flake, is there anything that makes you think he's got some libertarian in him?

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Matthew Hendley
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