Chairman of the Reform Party of Florida Joe Wendt has threatened to dissolve the ballot qualified Reform Party of Florida if the national party fails to nominate businessman Rocky De La Fuente for president, according to an anonymous source. This comes as Souraya Faas considers entering the race for the party’s presidential nomination, which is to be decided at the 2020 Reform Party National Convention on June 13.
Wendt, the former campaign representative for white supremacist Billy Roper, himself ran for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination but evidently dropped out of the race to support De La Fuente. JR Myers of the Life and Liberty Party says in IPR comments that Wendt is an employee of De La Fuente. IPR contacted De La Fuente to confirm the allegation but he has not yet responded.
“Some dumb ass gave him [Wendt] the Reform Party of Florida ballot line a few years back,” says the anonymous source. And now “he is threatening to dissolve the Florida Party if Rocky doesn’t get the nomination.”
De La Fuente was the party’s 2016 presidential nominee and is the current presidential nominee of the Alliance Party. In its 25 year history the Reform Party has never nominated the same presidential candidate twice.
New Hampshire Representative Max Abramson is also seeking the nomination.