Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz today named former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr the National Chair of the “Liberty Leaders for Cruz” coalition. The campaign also released a video of eight leaders in the Liberty movement who are actively working for the Cruz campaign, featuring their personal stories of why they supported Ron Paul, and why in 2016, they support Ted Cruz for President.
Fmr. Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA) was the Libertarian nominee for President in 2008, winning on the sixth ballot at a divided and fractured convention. After a controversial campaign that included a very public dispute with Ron Paul, Barr returned to the GOP and was defeated in the Republican primary in a 2014 bid to return to Congress.
Barr’s 2008 running mate Wayne Allyn Root has also since left the Libertarian Party, and taken up a position as chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus National Campaign Committee. Root is supporting Donald Trump in 2016 who, like Root himself, returned to the GOP after failing to secure a third-party presidential nomination.