In recent weeks, the nomination fight to be the Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee in 2020 has received attention from several major media outlets, including the Boston Globe and the New York Magazine. However, the most notable election coverage came from Lincoln Chafee, who stated in an interview “I’d Be Open’ to a Libertarian White House Bid.”
Lincoln Chafee, who created some buzz a few months ago when he announced he had switched his registration to Libertarian, last ran for the Democratic Presidential Nomination in 2016. His credentials as an elected official include having been the 74th Governor of Rhode Island and serving as a Senator from Rhode Island prior to that.
Max Abramson, a State Representative from New Hampshire, also recently announced his run for the nomination. At present Abramson is the only elected official who is officially running for the Libertarian nomination.
In addition to Chafee and Abramson, Justin Amash has been the subject of some speculation as to whether he may mount a run for the nomination as well, though this is much more speculative seeing as Amash has said little publically that would lead one to believe he will seek the nomination.
Some of the announced candidates include radio host Adam Kokesh, former Libertarian National Vice Chairman Arvin Vohra, Kim Ruff (who works in manufacturing), and entrepreneur John McAfee (though he has not filed with the FEC as of yet.)
According to FEC reports, more than 30 individuals have filed a Statement of Candidacy signifying their intention to seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for President.