Daily Kos’s David Nir reports that former Rep. Virgil Goode of Virginia has created a Presidential campaign committee with the FEC. Here’s the FEC form. You’ll notice that Goode’s wife Lucy is serving as campaign treasurer (not unusual for a political race), and that Goode doesn’t yet have a website or an FEC number; presumably those will come later. Goode lists his party affiliation as “CON,” indicating that he will be running as a Constitution Party candidate.
This appears to be the first confirmation that Goode will in fact pursue the CP nomination. IPR reported in May that the CP’s National Committee had voted to urge Goode to seek its nomination. In November, IPR reported that Goode “sounded like a candidate” and that he was planning to announce his plans in January or February. To date, there has been no public statement from the Goode campaign outside of this FEC filing.