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RFK Jr. indicates he’s open to running as Libertarian in 2024, talks are ongoing

The Libertarian Party has been on the ballot in all 50 states in five different presidential elections, including 2016 and 2020.

Published: January 27, 2024 5:03pm

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. indicated that he is open to running for president in 2024 as the candidate of the Libertarian Party as he continues the work of getting on the ballot in as many states as possible by the November election.

He was asked on the CNN Saturday morning show “Smerconish,” hosted by Michael Smerconish, if he might seek the Libertarian Party nomination, according to The Hill.  He is currently running as an independent.

“That is something that we’re looking at,” Kennedy replied. “We have a really good relationship with the Libertarian Party. I’m going to be speaking at the California Libertarian Party convention. I think it’s next week or maybe in a couple of weeks. And, we’re talking about me speaking in New York.” 

He added that his campaign had filed paperwork to create their own party in six states “to bolster ballot access with a smaller amount of signatures,” according to the outlet.

Kennedy confirmed that he has had conversations and that he agrees with “most” of what the party stands for.

“Yeah, well, we are talking to the Libertarian Party, and I feel very comfortable with, with most of the values of the Libertarian Party,” Kennedy said. “We have good relationships. I’m talking regularly to libertarian groups. So we’ll continue to do those talks.”

The Libertarian Party has been on the ballot in all 50 states in five different presidential elections, including 2016 and 2020.

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