Tom Hoefling

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Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling (born December 20, 1960) is an American activist and politician. He is the founder and national chairman of America's Party[1] as well as the party's 2012 presidential nominee.[2][3] Hoefling has also served as political director for Alan Keyes' political group America's Revival,[4] as well as a representative for the American Conservative Coalition.[5]

In August 2012, the ballot-qualified American Independent Party nominated Hoefling for President.[6]

Hoefling was on the ballot in California, Colorado, and Florida. He was also filed as a qualified write-in candidate in Alaska,[7] Connecticut,[8] Delaware, Illinois, Indiana,[9] Kentucky, Michigan, Montana,[10] Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia. Hoefling received 40,624 votes in the general election, or 0.03%, coming in 8th place nationally out of 27 candidates who were on the ballot in at least one state.[11]

In December 2013, Hoefling announced his bid for the Republican nomination for Governor of Iowa in the 2014 election.[12] He lost the nomination to incumbent Republican Governor Terry Branstad.


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