CP National Vice-Chairman Randy Stufflebeam Decides After All Not to Run for U.S. Senate from Illinois in 2014

Randy Stufflbeam, the Constitution Party National Vice-Chairman, was considering running for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Illinois in 2014. He created an exploratory committee and even a draft website. However, today he announced he will not seek the office after all. The following was posted on the Randy Stufflebeam for U.S. Senate 2014 Facebook group today:

As you all are aware, I have been considering a run for the U.S. Senate for several months now. In fact, I was just completing my website (mostly finishing up modifications to the “Issues” to reflect a U.S. Senate race, vice a Governor’s race) with the anticipation of announcing the race within the next several weeks.

HOWEVER…

Due to circumstances that have arisen which I believe would hamper any real effort at winning the race for U.S. Senate, I have decided to make it official:

I WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR U.S. SENATE IN 2014.

To be honest, I have not had a clear sense of calling this time as I have had in the past and had been dragging my heels in making an official announcement. While I was NOT “casting a fleece” to get a clear sign from God, I believe that message was delivered this past week.

I just wanted to let everyone know how much I have appreciated the confidence and support that I have received over the years. I can not really begin to adequately express my gratitude, so I pray that a heart felt THANK YOU will suffice.

This now clears the way for me to focus my attention throughout the next couple of years towards building the Constitution Party and not getting sidetracked by running a race for office.

One of my goals is to focus on my radio broadcasts & speaking and polishing my skills so as to promote the party effectively and to begin raising enough money to support myself and digging out of the financial hell-hole that we’ve been in since running for the U.S. Senate in 2010.

I will be speaking at the Wisconsin’s State Convention in April just before the National Committee Meeting, and at the Committee meeting will be speaking about the Radio shows that I have been doing. (Actually, I have asked Darrell Castle to assist me in doing a 15 minute show, advertising what we are doing).

Your prayers would be appreciated as I seek to fulfill that which I know that I have been called to do and that is to stand for our Constitution and my belief is that the best way to do that is to see to the election of men and women who will make that stand in our governments.

I pray God’s blessings upon you all and look forward to our continued working together in this great endeavor.

Yours in Liberty
Randy

16 thoughts on “CP National Vice-Chairman Randy Stufflebeam Decides After All Not to Run for U.S. Senate from Illinois in 2014

  1. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author

    As someone who likely would have been appointed Youth Coordinator for the campaign, I am disappointed by Randy’s decision.

    However, I understand why he did it. Running for such an important office is a huge commitment that not many can afford to take. I wish Randy and the Illinois CP success, especially in finding CP candidates for all 7 statewide offices here in Illinois in 2014!

  2. johnO

    Does LP or GP have a candidate? Illinois has a big D machine in Chicago. If GP does well in special election the state may have some hope.

  3. Jill Pyeatt

    Richard, our own Krzysztof is a high-school student! I don’t think he’s seen his 17th birthday yet!

    My goal is to get him over to the LP before he’s old enough to run for office.

  4. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author

    Jill, my 17th birthday is on Thursday. And maybe, I am liking the LP more and more and becoming more interested in libertarian-ism as each day goes by. So who knows, I might join when I’m 18? 😉

  5. Jill Pyeatt

    Really, don’t not join us because you think we’re not pro-life. That’s one issue we don’t agree on, as you’ve seen recent conversation about. And happy birthday to you! My youngun will be 20 on March 19th.

  6. Phil Collins

    I live near Chicago, and I’ve known Randy for seven years. Since he won’t run, I hope that many Constitution Party members will endorse Chad Koppie, a conservative Republican who ran for the U.S. Senate, for the Constitution Party, in 2008. His blog is chadkoppiescampaign.blogspot.com.

  7. NewFederalist

    “So who knows, I might join when I’m 18? ”

    Join the Prohibition Party at 17 and the Libertarian Party at 21!

  8. johnO

    Ha Ha>no not the previous named American 3rd Position party(aka American Freedom Party). I don’t think Mr. Lesiak is a fascist.

  9. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author

    Yeah I don’t support the American Freedom Party. I support free markets and I thing racial separatism and “white pride” is one of the stupidest and most anti-liberty concepts ever.

    And Phil, I am supporting Chad now, of course. All that I need to know to endorse him is that he was a former Constitution Party candidate and that he is a Ron Paul supporter.

    Also, thanks for the birthday wishes guys! 🙂

  10. paulie

    KL @5

    Happy birthday!

    johno @2

    I don’t think either one would have trouble finding a candidate, but getting on the ballot may be more than they have resources to accomplish.

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