Libertarian Party presidential primaries, 2020

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Libertarian Party presidential primaries, 2020

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Preferential poll


Previous Libertarian nominee

Gary Johnson

Presumptive Libertarian nominee

N/A

The 2020 Libertarian Party presidential primaries and caucuses will presumably allow electors to indicate non-binding preferences for the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate in the 2020 presidential election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared candidates[edit]

Candidate Current or previous positions State Campaign Ref

William Hurst
Former radio personality and DJ Flag of Alabama.svg
Alabama
Announced
July 4, 2018
[1]
Zoltan Istvan public profile photo.jpg
Zoltan Istvan
Candidate for Governor of California in 2018
Transhumanist nominee for President in 2016
Flag of California.svg
California
Announced
November 25, 2017
(Website)
[2]
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Adam Kokesh
Republican candidate for U.S. Representative
from New Mexico in 2010
Flag of New Mexico.svg
New Mexico
Announced
July 18, 2013
(CampaignWebsite)
[3]
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Vermin Supreme
Performance artist
Perennial candidate
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Maryland
Announced
August 22, 2017
[4][5]

Arvin Vohra
Former Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party Flag of Maryland.svg
Maryland
Announced
July 3, 2018
[6]

Speculative candidates[edit]

Declined to be candidates[edit]

Timeline[edit]

On July 22, 2013 libertarian activist Adam Kokesh became the first Libertarian Party candidate to announce their presidential bid for the 2020 election, the first presidential election he qualified for.[3]

During Gary Johnson's presidential campaign in 2016, Johnson often stated that it would be his last run for the presidency.[32]

Polling[edit]

Early polling[edit]

The following are early unofficial online polls that have included various speculative and potential candidates, including some that are not members of the Libertarian Party.

Poll source Sample
size
Date(s) Amash Byrne Campbell Foster Ince Istvan Johnson Kerbel Kokesh Lowe McAfee McCormick Miron Paul Perry Petersen Ruwart Sanford Sarwark Schiff Sharpe Ventura Weld Others
A Libertarian Future[33] November 2016 5% 0% 10% 1% 3% 0% 33% 1% 27% 6% 4% 9% None of the Above 1%
A Libertarian Future[34] March 2017 8% 0% 4% 2% 3% 0% 26% 1% 18% 1% 25% 3% 8% None of the Above 1%
TheJackNews[35] July 9–15, 2017 6% 6% 10.2% 10.2% 16% 43% Undecided 8%
TheJackNews[36] August 13–19, 2017 29.1% 2.9% 0.9% 3.9% 1.1% 2.8% 8.2% 28.5% 22.6% N/A
The Libertarian Vindicator[37] 100 January 2–4, 2018 2% 0% 3% 6% 0% 9% 0% 1% 4% 8% 55% 6% None of the Above 6%

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m This individual is not a Libertarian Party member, but has been the subject of speculation and/or expressed interest in running under this party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FEC". fec.gov. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Henderson, Luke (December 30, 2017). "Zoltan Istvan To Run For 2020 LP Presidential Nomination". The Libertarian Vindicator. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Adam Kokesh to Run for President in 2020". Independent Political Report. July 22, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  4. ^ McCready, Dan. "Vermin Supreme Makes Announcement Regarding 2020 Presidential Race". YouTube. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  5. ^ Kokesh, Adam (May 28, 2018). "Adam Kokesh vs Vermin Supreme 2020". YouTube. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Staff (July 3, 2018). "Libertarian presidential hopefuls: Now there are 2 … or 3?". LP.org. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "'Lowercase "L" Libertarian' Congressman Justin Amash is Another Potential 2020 Candidate". The Jack News. August 5, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "Overstock.com's Patrick Byrne Is 'Almost Definitely' Not Going to Run for President". Reason. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  9. ^ http://thejacknews.com/politics/survey-poll-results/three-front-runners-emerge-for-the-2020-libertarian-party-presidential-nomination/
  10. ^ https://www.lp.org/presidential-timber-ca-libertarian-convention/
  11. ^ Welch, Matt (December 6, 2016). "Read Why Your Fellow Commenters Donated to Reason's Webathon". Reason. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  12. ^ Welch, Matt (January 20, 2017). "Inauguration Radio w/ Matt Welch, Kmele Foster, Gene Healy & Others on Sirius XM Insight from 9–12 AM ET". Reason. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  13. ^ http://thejacknews.com/politics/political-highlights/cato-director-jeffrey-miron-potential-2020-libertarian-party-presidential-candidate/
  14. ^ http://independentpoliticalreport.com/2017/08/the-jack-news-cato-director-jeffrey-miron-has-an-impressive-resume-for-a-potential-2020-libertarian-candidate/
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1003387827395186688>
  16. ^ http://cryptogeeks.com/john-mcafee-running-president-2020
  17. ^ Rozsa, Matthew (July 18, 2017). "WATCH: Is she 2020s Gary Johnson?". Salon. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  18. ^ http://thejacknews.com/politics/survey-poll-results/jack-poll-results-libertarian-party-presidential-preference-poll/
  19. ^ https://beinglibertarian.com/next-step-liberty-mark-sanford-2020/
  20. ^ Schiff, Peter (May 28, 2014). "Here Is When I Might Run For President". YouTube. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  21. ^ "Gary Johnson Will Not Run In 2020". The Libertarian Vidicator. November 8, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  22. ^ https://thinkrightpolitics.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/joe-walsh-says-he-will-run-as-the-libertarian-candiate-for-president-if-trump-screws-up
  23. ^ DeCosta-Klipa, Nick (May 3, 2018). "Is Bill Weld setting up a run for president in 2020?". Boston.com. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  24. ^ Will, George F. (June 20, 2018). "Can this libertarian restore conservatism?". Washington Post. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  25. ^ "Gary Johnson says he won't run for president again". November 9, 2016.
  26. ^ "Rep. Thomas Massie on Shakedowns, Cronyism-and Why He's Sticking With the GOP". Reason. July 25, 2018.
  27. ^ https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rand-paul-dodges-on-if-a-2020-primary-would-be-good-for-gop-i-cant-see-myself-supporting-anyone-but-trump
  28. ^ Kokesh, Adam (June 1, 2018). "A serious conversation with Vermin Supreme and Larry Sharpe". Adam Kokesh. YouTube. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  29. ^ Seleh, Pardes (February 28, 2017). "Austin Petersen "optimistic" about Trump, may run for Senate as a Republican". Red Alert Politics. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  30. ^ "After New York Race, Larry Sharpe Might Seek 2020 Libertarian Nomination". August 9, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  31. ^ Kokesh, Adam (June 1, 2018). "A serious conversation with Vermin Supreme and Larry Sharpe". Adam Kokesh. YouTube. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  32. ^ "Gary Johnson on Running in 2020 & Aleppo". October 20, 2016. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  33. ^ "POLL: Who Would You Support For The Libertarian Presidential Nom In 2020?". Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  34. ^ "POLL: Who Do You Support For The 2020 Libertarian Presidential Nomination?". Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  35. ^ "Jack Poll Results: 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Preference". July 17, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  36. ^ "Three Front-Runners Emerge for the 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination". August 21, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  37. ^ "POLL RESULTS: Larry Sharpe Overwhelming Favorite; Kokesh Favorite Among Current Candidates". THE LIBERTARIAN VINDICATOR. January 5, 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-05.