Disqualified Libertarian Candidates To Meet With Judge Today

Sep 12, 2014

Terry Casey
Credit WCBE Files

Ohio Libertarians disqualified from the November ballot have updated their lawsuit with what they say are Republicans' connections in the case.

They say a GOP consultant and appointee of Governor John Kasich was responsible for hiring the law firm whose challenge pushed two of their candidates off Ohio's ballot. Veteran politico Terry Casey worked for Kasich's 2010 campaign, and Casey is currently chair of the state personnel review board.  Libertarians filed an amended complaint detailing Casey's role. They want a federal judge to restore gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl and attorney general candidate Steven Linnabary to the ballot, saying their disqualifications were partisan. Both sides are scheduled to meet with a judge today.