Does John Fitzgerald Have Libertarian Creds?

In California’s newly designed 11th Congressional District, newcomer John Fitzgerald is challenging long-time Representative and uber liberal George Miller. Fitzgerald’s platform is replete with reverence for the Constitution and he offers himself as a tea-party candidate. Although Fitzgerald is running as a Democrat (probably as a matter of practical politics), he presents himself as having strong Libertarian leanings. But does he? Will his beliefs pass muster as Libertarian? How do you and Bob ferret out a candidate’s core philosophy? Politics at their most enlightening and entertaining.