Tag Archives: Lincoln Chafee

Tom Tancredo Celebrates 75th Birthday

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo, the Constitution Party’s 2010 nominee for Governor of Colorado, celebrates his 75th birthday today.

Tancredo was born December 20, 1945 in Denver.  He won election to the House of Representatives in 1998.  During his ten year tenure in Congress (1999-2009), he participated in the Republican Liberty Caucus alongside Congressman Ron Paul and others. … Read more ...

Judge Jim Gray Enters 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Race

Reason reports Judge Jim Gray, the Libertarian Party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee has entered the race for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.  He has already named 2018 New York gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe as his running mate.

From 1989 to 2009, Gray, 75, served as a Superior Court Judge for Orange County, California. … Read more ...

Two Libertarian Presidential Candidates Added to LP.org

Since we last listed the candidates recognized on LP.org, the official website of the Libertarian Party, two candidates have been added: Erik Gerhardt and Phil Gray.

Erik Gerhardt


Gerhardt participated in the January 11 and January 18 Libertarian presidential debates. There is very little information available about him on his official website.
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With Reason, Lincoln Chafee Ponders His Failed Campaign, Praises Jo Jorgensen & Hints at a Future Run

Brian Doherty of Reason interviewed former Senator and Governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee, about his withdrawal from the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential race.  Chafee marvels at the lack of support for his campaign and questions whether the Libertarian Party really prioritizes an anti-war message.  Additionally, he offers tepid support for former opponent Jo Jorgensen, and hints he may run for president again.… Read more ...

Steve Kerbel Laments the Withdrawal of ‘Libertarian Badass’ Lincoln Chafee

I asked 2016 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Steve Kerbel for his thoughts on the withdrawal of 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee. He expressed disappointment about the effect Chafee’s decision might have on the Libertarian Party and its 2020 prospects.

Last month, Kerbel, the former chairman of the Libertarian Party of El Paso County (Colorado) endorsed Chafee, a former Senator and governor of Rhode Island. … Read more ...

Lincoln Chafee Withdraws 2020 Libertarian Presidential Candidacy

Former Rhode Island Governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee has withdrawn from the race for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

In a Facebook post Chafee writes:

I enjoy campaigns. It is rewarding to participate in our electoral process; to exchange ideas with other candidates, to offer to the voters our experiences, visions for the future and open to inspection our past records.

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Steve Kerbel Endorses ‘Libertarian Badass’ Lincoln Chafee

Steve Kerbel, former chair of the Libertarian Party of El Paso County (Colorado), was a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, dropping out just before the convention.  Afterwards he was a steadfast supporter of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, predictingpandemonium across the nation,” were Johnson not included in the debates. Read more ...

Fact Check: Lincoln Chafee Claims Ron Paul Voted for the Patriot Act

During the February 22 Libertarian Party presidential debate in Florida, the following exchange took place, starting at the 51:36 mark:

MODERATOR: Mr. Chafee, how do you support your vote for the Patriot Act?

CHAFEE: It was a mistake. You have to put in context that even Ron Paul voted for it. 

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LP.org List of Libertarian Party Presidential Candidates

LP.org, the official website for the Libertarian Party currently lists the following individuals as candidates for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.  The party’s criteria for inclusion is for the candidate to have an FEC 2 filing, sustained membership in the national party, Libertarian registration in their home state, legal qualification to be president, a functional website or Facebook page, professional quality photos, a minute long video with audio of the candidate, a dedicated campaign manager, and campaign literature with the word ‘Libertarian’ included.… Read more ...

Lincoln Chafee Announces 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Campaign

Today, at the National Press Club in Washington, former Republican Senator, Independent Governor, and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, formally announced he is seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

Born into a politically connected family, Chafee succeeded his father, John Chafee, as U.S. Senator in 1999 and established himself as a Liberal Republican, emphasizing support for gun control and environmental protections. … Read more ...

Independent Candidates Continue to Grow in Numbers in Rhode Island

The number of independent candidates running for various races in the state of Rhode Island has been increasing despite being a Democrat stronghold. Currently it is the only state to have an independent serving as governor, and the number of independent candidates have reached a record high of 37. Voter registration has been decreasing for the two major parties, and been increasing for independents.… Read more ...

Lincoln Chafee Defends “Holiday Tree” Comments

Lincoln Chafee is the Independent Governor of Rhode Island and has been at the center of a controversy this past week because of the label he applied to that holiday tradition known as the “Christmas Tree”.

A beaming Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee calmly weathered a cross-country Christmas controversy yesterday, standing by his PC pronouncement that the 17-foot spruce in the State House rotunda is a “holiday tree” as outraged residents cried foul.

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