D’Annunzio was the Republican nominee for U.S Congress in District 4 in 2012, losing to incumbent Democrat David Price. Haugh was the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in 2002, and is a former party executive director.
The first Libertarian primary was in 2000 in the governor’s race. Barbara Howe won the nomination with 923 votes over Johnathan Littlejohn, 231 votes.
Other Libertarian candidates in 2014 are: J. Wesley Casteen, U.S. House 7; P.H. Dawkins, state Senate 25; Paul Meinhart, state House 59; Eric Cable, state House 104; Shelby Mood, state House 117; Windy McKinney, Haywood County Commissioner; Jeremy Hussey, Randolph County Commissioner District 4, and; Ginny Godfrey and Richard Evey, both running for Burke County Commissioner.