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AIP Nominates Rocky De La Fuente/Kanye West Ticket; Darcy Richardson Responds

Earlier today the California ballot-qualified American Independent Party (AIP) nominated Reform Party and Alliance Party presidential nominee Rocky De La Fuente for president and rapper Kanye West for vice president.  According to Ballot Access News, the decision was unanimous save for one abstention among twenty delegates.   Even though Prohibition Party presidential nominee Phil Collins had won the party’s nonbinding presidential primary in March, De La Fuente, who finished second in the primary, paid AIP vice chairman Mark Seidenberg cash, according to FEC records, which likely improved his chances of winning the nomination.… Read more ...

Jo Jorgensen: Here’s What I Think about Kamala Harris – Joe Biden Just Made a Fatal Campaign Mistake

2020 Libertarian presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen sent the following message today to email subscribers concerning presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s decision to select Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate. 

Joe Biden is making the worst mistake of his Presidential campaign today.

Kamala Harris is officially his selection for Vice President.… Read more ...

Trump Denies Asking Republicans to Help Kanye West Attain Ballot Access

During today’s White House News Conference, President Donald Trump was asked whether he advised Republican officials to assist rapper Kanye West in attaining ballot access in certain states.  Trump denied any involvement or knowledge of West’s ballot access efforts but appeared interested in the outcome.

Trump spoke highly of West and West’s wife Kim Kardashian, who has worked with Trump on criminal justice reform and granting clemency to those serving excessive prison sentences. … Read more ...

Kanye West Names Running Mate, Introduces the Birthday Party

During an interview today with Forbes, rapper Kanye West says the political party for his 2020 presidential bid is the “Birthday Party.”  He reveals little known Wyoming preacher Michelle Tidball as his running mate.  In addition, he details his generally right wing political views and lists his wife Kim Kardashian and billionaire Elon Musk as his campaign advisers.… Read more ...

Is Kanye West Really Running an Indy Campaign for President?

Rapper Kanye West announced on Twitter yesterday that he is running for president, using the hashtag #2020Vision:

Billionaire Elon Musk tweeted his approval:

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Jo Jorgensen: Here is What I am Fighting for

2020 Libertarian presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen sent the following fundraising pitch today to her email subscribers:

Over the past week I’ve been asked several questions from both Republicans and Democrats regarding where I stand on the issues.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s records of policy failures, racism, and inappropriate behavior are making many traditional voters reconsider who they will cast their ballot for.… Read more ...

Mike Gravel Turns 90

Former two term Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska turned 90 years old today.  Gravel unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, losing to former Congressman Bob Barr at the National Convention.  Gravel remained with the party until 2010 when he rejoined the Democrats.

Prior to his Libertarian candidacy, Gravel ran for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Pat Buchanan: How Long Can Biden Stay in His Basement?

Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He published the following editorial today on his official website Buchanan.org:

Where Barack Obama achieved notoriety for “leading from behind,” Joe Biden, these last two months, has been leading from the basement.

And, one must add, doing so quite successfully.

Since his rout of Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday, Biden has led President Donald Trump in every national poll and, lately, opened up a lead in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida.… Read more ...

Jacob Hornberger: Justin Amash, LP Interloper, Part 8

2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Jacob Hornberger, whom the readers of IPR previously interviewed, has started a series on his campaign blog about Libertarian Congressman Justin Amash.  Amash is also running for the Libertarian presidential nomination.  Parts 1 and 2 of Hornberger’s series were posted here.  Part 3 was posted hereRead more ...

Larry Sharpe Posts Meme on the Spoiler Effect

After Congressman Justin Amash’s announcement about his 2020 run for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination Tuesday, the Twitterverse exploded with individuals concerned that Amash’s campaign would take votes away from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. In response, Larry Sharpe, the running mate for 2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Judge Jim Gray, posted the following meme:

In addition, Sharpe tweeted:

People say that a vote for Libertarian is a vote for Trump OR a vote for Biden.

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Bread and Roses Party Picks a Vice Presidential Nominee

As Ballot Access News reports, the Bread and Roses Party, a left wing minor party with ballot access in Maryland, picked a running mate for party founder and 2020 presidential nominee Jerome Segal.  His name is John de Graaf, a documentary filmmaker from Seattle.

Segal, a philosopher and research scholar at the  University of Maryland as well as president of the Jewish Peace Lobby, founded the Bread and Roses Party in 2018 after his failed primary challenge of Democratic Senator Ben Cardin. … Read more ...

President Trump Tweets about Justin Amash Presidential Campaign Announcement

President Donald Trump tweeted yesterday about Independent Congressman Justin Amash’s announcement that he would launch an exploratory committee to determine whether to seek the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

In response to Never Trumper Rick Wilson’s Tweet linking to former Congressman Joe Walsh’s Washington Post editorial arguing Amash’s candidacy would help Trump win re-election, the President wrote:

No, I think Amash would make a wonderful candidate, especially since he is way behind in his district and has no chance of maintaining his Congressional seat.

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