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Robert Burke of the town of Hudson enjoys an exchange of ideas with caucus members about the new Libertarian Party and how to build the party's infrastructure so it becomes credible with area voters. Burke, 43, was laid off last year as a financial services wholesaler with Genworth Financial. He is now a stay-at-home dad with two daughters, ages 10 and 12. His wife, Sandy (Kerr) Burke, graduated from UW-River Falls in 1997 and teaches English at Hudson High School. Phil Pfuehler photos

Birth of a party: Libertarians say come join us

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Are you so fed up you've given up on politics?

Are you frustrated during elections that there's no real choice besides voting Republican or Democrat?


Welcome to the world of the Libertarian Party Pierce-St. Croix.

The area party was born Saturday morning, Feb. 23. Delivery came at the UW-River Falls campus with the party's first-ever caucus.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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