Most major party candidates for council only have a few thousand dollars in their campaign coffers (you can see financial statements with the county clerk's office here). Only a handful have more than $10,000, and most will be heavily relying on either the county and state party to support them, and/or their mayoral candidates. As of April, 2011, Jack Sandlin (Coleman's Republican opponent) only had a bit over $4k with over $1k in debt. Sandlin was appointed to the council recently after a vacancy opened up in that district.
No one is saying it won't be an uphill battle for any Libertarian candidate in any campaign, but this certainly puts District 24 in play.