INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
The Indiana Libertarian Party has picked a northwestern Indiana man as its
candidate for secretary of state in the November election.
Party officials say
state convention delegates voted over the weekend to select Karl Tatgenhorst
of Porter County for the nomination. The party says Tatgenhorst is a
The secretary of
state race is key for the Libertarian Party to continue having automatic
ballot access for its nominees for offices across the state alongside
Republican and Democratic candidates.
State law requires
party candidates for secretary of state to receive at least 2 percent of the
vote to maintain automatic ballot status. The Libertarian candidate in 2010
received almost 6 percent of the vote.