Remember the Constitution? The Libertarian Party does.
The party's 51st congressional candidate, Jeffrey S. "Jeff" Keup, even carries a pocket version with him.
The Libertarian Party considers itself the party of principle and uses the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as its guide, Keup said. Such high principles don't leave a lot of room for political compromises, but that's fine with him.
"We consider government a necessary evil. The less government, the better," he said.
Keup, of San Diego, concedes he's not familiar with issues in Imperial County but said he likes the people and the smaller-town feel and would use the party platform as his guide.
The 38-year-old has been a Democrat and Republican but has been a member of the Libertarian Party for more than two years. He has never run for an elected office before.