Here's the press release from the Shepard for Congress campaign:
"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Timothy Maguire
Third Party Becoming First Solution for More Hoosiers
Sean Shepard Receives Double-Digit Support in WRTV On-Line Poll
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Libertarian candidate, Sean Shepard, the most pro-family, pro-taxpayer candidate in the March 11 special election, is being noticed by voters. At look at the online poll on www.theIndyChannel.com, the website for Indianapolis' ABC affiliate WRTV, shows Shepard with double-digit support. While certainly not a true scientific poll, this was a welcome and surprising result out of the gate for the previously little known local political activist and entrepreneur.
"We discovered the on-line poll and found that we were polling solidly in double-digits and continued to do so all day," Shepard said. "This is proof that there is great dissatisfaction with the same kinds of politicians from the two old parties. With Congress' approval rating at less than 20%, the people are serious about REAL change, not just different faces wearing the same label."
The Shepard campaign believes that with so many usual Democrats disaffected by the results of the primary and with Social Conservatives voicing strong opposition to the Republican challenger, the people will come together to send the first Libertarian to Congress. Combine this with the lack of straight party balloting on March 11, Indianapolis has a chance to put the rest of the country on notice that people from Indiana can and will take the lead in changing Washington.
Sean Shepard is a life long resident of Indianapolis and local businessman. He is married with two children who attend private Christian school. Mr. Shepard has been active in local politics for several years, has worked with Americans for Fair Taxation and helped organize and coordinate several of the local property tax protests in 2007. Mr. Shepard's policy approaches support affordable healthcare, lower taxes, protection of civil liberties, border security, school choice and a strong national defense.
The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the United States, and is the only non-major party with ballot access in the state of Indiana. Libertarians believe in being SERVED by a small non-intrusive government that is financially responsible, administratively competent and socially tolerant.
Authorized by Sean Shepard for Congress: http://shepard2008.com - (317) 513-2406
For more information on Sean Shepard, or to arrange an interview, please contact Timothy Maguire at (317)372-6436 or by email at Maguire_tj(at)hotmail.com."