According to Ballot Access News unverified rumors suggest Independent Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan purchased a lifetime membership in the Libertarian Party in preparation for a 2020 presidential bid.
A Libertarian Party lifetime membership requires a payment of $1,500 within a twelve month period. LP.org lists 2,654 lifetime members including former Congressman Ron Paul, former Congressman Bob Barr, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, and former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee. Amash is not currently on the list.
Of Amash’s potential 2020 opponents, 2012 vice presidential nominee Judge Jim Gray, 1996 vice presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen, and anti-war activist Adam Kokesh are all lifetime members. Attorney Jacob Hornberger, performance artist Vermin Supreme, and former LNC vice chairman Arvin Vohra are not lifetime members.