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Sun Apr 14, 2024, 04:27 AM Apr 14

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says he has ruled out Libertarian run for president [View all]

Source: ABC News

April 13, 2024, 9:06 PM

WEST DES MOINES, IA -- Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has ruled out a run as a Libertarian candidate to assist in his efforts to get on the ballots in all 50 states -- a marked change from his prior posture, where he kept the door open.

"We're not gonna have any problems getting on the ballot ourselves so we won't be running Libertarian," he told ABC News

Kennedy spoke from West Des Moines, Iowa, where his campaign was taking a victory lap, touting their Saturday afternoon gambit to get on to the general election ballot in Iowa through a quirk in state law, as a rollicking success. Its plan was to hold a small, one- day convention in West Des Moines with at least 500 eligible voters, who must hail from at least 25 of the state's 99 counties.

The campaign says they surpassed that benchmark -- a member of his team claiming it accrued 686 credentialed delegates representing more than 35 counties in Iowa. The results have yet to be certified by the Iowa secretary of state's office.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/robert-kennedy-jr-ruled-libertarian-run-president/story?id=109208097

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Well that just leaves the Greene party because he sure isn't getting the Dem. nomination. brush Apr 14 #1
He can still get on the ballot as an independent. TwilightZone Apr 14 #6
As an independent he'll take votes from Biden and trump... brush Apr 14 #7
I agree. Elessar Zappa Apr 14 #8
If that were true the DNC would not be fighting so hard to keep him from the ballot. former9thward Apr 14 #13
I don't think that's a determinate statement at present. TwilightZone Apr 14 #10
Anti-vaxx conspiracy theorists like him are mostly right-leaning. brush Apr 14 #12
That's true. ificandream Apr 14 #17
This message was self-deleted by its author brush Apr 14 #2
Thanks for nothing... Mike Nelson Apr 14 #3
or they said no... (n/t) thesquanderer Apr 14 #4
I wonder if No Labels told him no. n/t Mr.Bill Apr 14 #20
Doesn't he want to regulate the hell out of lots of stuff? That's hardly Libertarian. RandomNumbers Apr 14 #5
I don't think the libertarians want him FakeNoose Apr 14 #9
Bob, are you sure they didn't rule YOU out? They may want a saner nut, not a far out nut. Ever think of that? Wonder Why Apr 14 #11
He's got a new nickname: KINO - Kennedy In Name Only - KINO LeftInTX Apr 14 #14
Thanks. I'll try and remember that! Wonder Why Apr 14 #16
Darn LeftInTX Apr 14 #15
Can't wait till he rules out running at all Marthe48 Apr 14 #18
He's probably s t r e t c h i n g the truth about signatures & counties. KS Toronado Apr 14 #19
I'm hoping to be approached by a signature gatherer not fooled Apr 14 #23
The polls I see indicate he helps Trump, but only a point or so Enquiring_Mind Apr 14 #21
Has he ruled out United Russia party? LiberalFighter Apr 14 #22
In other news, Robert Kennedy Jr claims he "is not" a lunatic. AZ8theist Apr 14 #24
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