Revolution

Republicans ask for Libertarian help

In the early 1990s, U.S. Congressmen Bill Zeliff, a New Hampshire Republican, and Rob Andrews, a New Jersey Democrat, cosponsored an "A-Z Spending Cut Plan" to cut billions of dollars in federal government spending. The Democrats controlled Congress at the time, and their leadership stonewalled the bill.

The Libertarian Party got involved with the bill when Chip Griffin, legislative assistant to Zeliff, called the LP national headquarters May 11, 1994, to ask for assistance in lobbying for the bill.

Then-LP National Director Perry Willis said, "As far as I know, the National LP has never been asked for help by a U.S. Congressman before. This is an excellent opportunity for us to become a more serious player in Washington politics."

The LP sent out a press release urging Libertarians to lobby their representatives for the bill.