Dan O’Connor Respects Ron Paul but Disputes ‘Libertarian’ Label for Himself

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Dan O’Connor (Photo: NY1)

Dan O’Connor, an economist running in an uphill campaign against Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez in the Democratic primary this year, went on Inside City Hall last evening to give his pitch for why the residents of the district should elect him and his path to victory.

One interesting moment of the interview came when the host, Errol Louis, brought up whether Mr. O’Connor is ideologically libertarian, as he’s been labeled in various places online. Mr. O’Connor responded that while he “commends” Ron Paul for being anti-war and opposing corporations’ influence in politics, “I don’t know if I’d call myself a libertarian.”

However, he has repeatedly used that phrase to describe himself a few months ago, directly saying to the libertarian-oriented Reason magazine, “I want to be the first libertarian on the Democratic side of the House.”

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Candidate in Uphill Quest Against Nydia Velázquez Cites ‘Favorable’ Polling

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Dan O'Connor (Photo: danoconnor2012.com)

Dan O’Connor, a candidate in the Democratic primary against veteran incumbent Nydia Velázquez, sent out a press release earlier today touting a new poll being completed on his behalf. “The poll reached out to over 15,000 voters within the district on a variety of political topics,” the release read.

The Politicker reached out to Mr. O’Connor’s campaign to find out what the actual poll results were.  His campaign manager, Christina Tobin, declined to provide any specifics, but called the results “favorable.”

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