I know the picture says "Deathmatch," but Jake Porter and Marco Battaglia's contested primary was hardly a bloodbath. This race was one of, if not the most friendly contested primaries I have ever seen. These two candidates showed exactly what it means to be on the same team, while running for the same position.
I had the honor of moderating their debate at the Libertarian Party of Iowa convention a few months ago. During that debate and this election cycle, both candidates spoke highly of the other and committed to helping the eventual nominee regardless of who the victor is.
I hope more Libertarians can learn from these two and I wish Jake Porter and his campaign for Governor much success! If you can contribute, please go here- https://jakeporter.org/
I'm also really looking forward to hearing about Marco Battaglia's next move.
C. Michael Pickens
C. Michael Pickens is the CMO and Co-Founder of CannaSales, Inc., former Northern Vice-Chairman of the LPCA and Chairman of the LPWA, and author of the book, "Libertarian Leadership."