NO to Willard and NO to Zero.
In Nov. those will be the only two realistic choices.
If you and your liberal friend go to the poll and vote, each candidate advances by one and parity is maintained. If you vote third party or stay home in protest, then Zero advances by one and your vote was wasted.
Fight for the conservative in your local elections and in the primary. But, in the general election the winner will either be the (R) or the (D).