Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he’s open to seeking the Libertarian Party nomination to secure ballot access in all 50 states.

“That’s something that we’re looking at,” RFK Jr. replied when asked if he would seek the Libertarian Party nomination.

“We have a really good relationship with the Libertarian Party. I’m going to be speaking at the California Libertarian Party convention,” he continued.

“We’re talking about me speaking in New York,” he added.

“We are talking to the Libertarian Party, and I feel very comfortable with most of the values of the Libertarian Party,” he said.


Just the News reports:

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.

Several notable Libertarian figures oppose Robert F. Kennedy Jr. being the party’s presidential nomination.

“RFK has been a welcome voice on many issues. He’s also not a Libertarian, and his take on Israel and Palestine has been about as bad as it gets. If he seeks our nomination, I’ll see to it that he loses,” Spike Cohen commented.

“I have admired many aspects of RFK’s campaign. His opposition to Covid tyranny, vax mandates, the Ukraine war and the deep state have been nothing short of heroic. However, his support for the war in Gaza is disqualifying. We are THE antiwar, non-interventionist party and that’s non negotiable. Period. He will not be our nominee and I will do everything in my power to see to that,” Dave Smith said.

“This is the first I’ve heard of it and I’m pretty tied in with the party. If his entire goal is just to use the LP to get ballot access then he can kick rocks Aside from his covid/FBI takes I see no way in which he’s a libertarian,” Clint Russell said.

“The Libertarian party should not platform RFK. He is not a Libertarian. While the system is rigged against third parties independents and anyone not chosen by the private companies RNC and DNC. This does not mean we should abandon our principles,” Lars Mapstead commented.


“RFK JR. isn’t nearly liberty-minded enough to be the Libertarian nominee for President. Stick to your Independent campaign,” Christopher Skelly said.

“RFK Jr. is NOT a libertarian. He’s simply an anti gun democrat that approached the govt over reach during Covid right, looking to rebrand,” Maj Toure commented.

From The Hill:

As he continues his independent White House bid, Kennedy recently elicited some concerns from Democrats who think he might tilt the election to former President Trump, GOP’s likely nominee, if he maintains his solid polling numbers in swing states like Georgia and Arizona, battlegrounds that are hard to win for all candidates.

Kennedy qualified to appear on the ballot in New Hampshire, the second state besides Utah, where he would be an independent candidate come general election time.

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