New Hampshire representative Max Abramson, who is currently seeking the presidential nomination of the Veterans Party of America, has stated in an email to IPR that, as of today, he is seeking the 2020 presidential nomination of the Reform Party.
Abramson, who was a major in the Civil Air Patrol, was elected to the New Hampshire State House in 2014 as a Republican. Two years later, he did not run for re-election, instead switching to the Libertarian Party to run as the party’s nominee for governor. He finished in third place with 4.3 percent of the vote. He returned to the Republican Party and was elected back to his old seat in the New Hampshire State House in 2018. Shortly thereafter, he rejoined the Libertarian Party ahead of his campaign for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination.
Abramson withdrew from the race for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in March due to “abusiveness and bullying” from party members. He announced his run for the Veterans Party of America in late April. He hopes to bring the two parties together “under one platform of cleaning up our elections process.”
Other candidates for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination include the party’s 2016 presidential nominee and current presidential nominee of the Alliance Party, businessman Rocky De La Fuente. Florida Reform Party chairman Joe Wendt, the former campaign representative for white nationalist Billy Roper’s 2012 bid for the Boston Tea Party’s presidential nomination, is also seeking the nomination.
The Reform Party is expected to hold its national convention in August where it will nominate a presidential ticket. It is currently on the ballot in Florida and Mississippi. In 2016, presidential nominee De La Fuente recorded 33,136 votes, finishing in eighth place overall.