Springfield, MO, March 18 – Cecil Anthony Ince suspended his campaign for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination on Friday, citing recent straw poll and primary results.
“I’ve tried to present my party with a positive vision for a presidential campaign and I believe I’ve had an impact in how Libertarians look at the coming election,” says Ince, “but it’s become clear to me that this is not my year to carry that particular banner.
“Seeing that I will not be our party’s nominee, I prefer to take my own efforts in another direction — to look for other opportunities to advance liberty and to support the candidate we DO nominate.”
Ince, a long-time Libertarian Party activist, is eyeing a future candidacy for county commissioner, or perhaps a reprise of his 2004 run for Missouri Secretary of State.
He’s chosen not to endorse another candidate for the presidential nomination. “They’re all good people, I wish all of them well, and I trust our party to make the right choice,” he says. “I put my all into my own campaign. I wanted to vote for me, and didn’t think much beyond that while I was in the running. Now that I’m back to being just another party member, I’ll be taking my own new look at the other candidates and dedicating myself to helping the Libertarian Party have a great year.”