Dear Fellow Libertarians,
At the South Carolina Libertarian Party state convention on November 2, I announced my candidacy for the 2020 Libertarian Party presidential nomination. I told the attendees at that convention that I was fully mindful that I was starting at the bottom of the totem poll but that I intended to do everything I could to earn the trust and confidence of every LP member in the months ahead.
This past Saturday, I won the Libertarian Party Iowa caucuses, and with 47.53% of the vote! The full results are posted below. Here is a link to the press release issued by the Iowa Libertarian Party. Our campaign press release is also posted below.
We have come a long way in the past 3 months!
Ever since I announced my candidacy, my campaign has revolved around the concept of liberty. I want to be free. That’s my goal. That’s the goal of every libertarian. And it has been the goal of the Libertarian Party ever since it was conceived in 1971.
I firmly believe that a genuinely free society is attainable. How do we achieve it? By adhering to libertarian principles! They are our greatest asset. Not only will libertarian principles restore liberty and justice to our land, they are also the only practical solution to the many crises that both Democrats and Republicans have foisted upon our land with their socialism, interventionism, regulation, imperialism, and out-of-control federal spending and debt to pay for it all.
The most gratifying part of this campaign so far is knowing that my message is hitting responsive chords within LP members all across the country. Our resounding victory in Iowa tells me that we are on the right track in this campaign.
Needless to say, I couldn’t have done this without the help of the greatest campaign team I could ever hope to have. My thanks go to the following people for helping make this victory happen:
Jake Porter — the best campaign manager in the Libertarian Party and possibly in the country.
Mitch Wiecek, Erik Sawyer, and Chaz Sanders — my fantastic social media team.
Mike Rinaldi — my incredible national delegate coordinator.
Marco Battaglia, whose endorsement for me in Iowa provided a tremendous boost.
Mike Connor — my Iowa coordinator who obviously did a fantastic job.
Jocelyn Fry, for her great graphics and other fine help.
Beatrix Burger, who keeps me straight on my emails (or tries to).
The Mises Caucus for their prestigious endorsement and support.
Scott Horton, my biggest supporter, and Tom Woods and Dave Smith, all three of whom jump-started this campaign in its early days.
And all of my financial donors, whose support has helped us to win in Iowa and to spread our message of liberty so far in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Arizona, and Nebraska.
Of course, we still have a long way to go to the national nominating convention in Austin in May, but today we celebrate!
On Super Tuesday, March 3, I will be on the ballot in three states — North Carolina, Massachusetts, and California. The following week, I will be the only LP presidential candidate on the ballot in the Missouri primary election. More will come after that.
I am also attending state LP conventions in California, Alabama, Iowa, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Texas, Florida, Indiana, Virginia, and Utah, a special presidential forum in New Mexico, and more. Wherever you live, I hope you’ll consider going to your state convention even if you don’t plan on running for delegate to the national convention. At the state conventions I have attended so far, you could feel the electricity in the air. I have a strong feeling that it’s going to be like that all the way to the national convention.
I need your help to get to the goal line. Our funds are running low. If you haven’t reached the $2,800 donation limit and can help us out with another donation, I would be greatly honored and appreciative. If you haven’t yet made a donation, please do so by visiting my campaign website (jacobforliberty.com) or sending us a donation in the mail. You have my word that we will put your money to good use advancing liberty.
Yours for liberty,
Jacob Hornberger for President Campaign Committee
P.O. Box 4606
Broadlands VA 20148
February 8, 2020, Iowa Caucus Results
Jacob Hornberger 134 votes, 47.52%
Lincoln Chafee, 36 votes, 12.77%
Jo Jorgensen, 18 votes, 6.38%
Adam Kokesh, 17 votes, 6.03%
Daniel Behrman, 14 votes, 4.96%
John McAfee, 10 votes, 3.55%
Vermin Supreme, 9 votes, 3.19%
Other (Write In) 8 votes, 2.84%
NOTA 8 votes, 2.84%
Sam Robb, 7 votes, 2.48%
Max Abramson, 6 votes, 2.13%
Mark Whitney, 4 votes, 1.42%
Arvin Vorha, 3 votes, 1.06%
Ken Armstrong, 2 votes, 0.71%
Keenan Wallace Dunham, 2 votes, 0.71%
Souraya Faas, 2 votes, 0.71%
Benjamin Leder, 1 vote, 0.35%
John Monds, 1 vote, 0.35%
Daniel Christman, 0 votes, 0.00%
Steve Richey, 0 votes, 0.00%
Total: 282 votes, 100%
Jacob Hornberger for President Press Release
HORNBERGER WINS LIBERTARIAN CAUCUS
Unlike Democrats and Republicans, the Libertarian Party does not bind its national convention delegates to the winners of primaries and caucuses. Delegates are free to vote for anyone they choose at the party’s presidential nominating convention in Austin, Texas in May.
That is unlikely to take the shine off of LP presidential candidate Jacob Hornberger’s showing in the Iowa Libertarian Party caucuses: Of 282 votes cast in the party’s caucus on Saturday, February 8, the final votes were:
Governor Lincoln Chafee-12.77%.
Hornberger is a long-time libertarian activist and author who serves as president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, an educational foundation whose mission is to present the principled case for the libertarian philosophy. He declared his candidacy last November at the South Carolina Libertarian Party convention.
“I am honored and grateful to Iowa Libertarians for their big vote of confidence. I will do everything I can to merit it in the weeks ahead as we head toward the national nominating convention,“ said Hornberger. who resides in Virginia. “I am also grateful for my great campaign team, which deserves a lot of the credit for this win.
Hornberger added, “Both Democrats and Republicans are leading our nation in a very bad direction—one that leads toward more socialism and regulation at home and more foreign interventionism abroad. We Libertarians want to take America in a different and better direction — one that leads toward liberty, peace, prosperity, and harmony with the people of the world. We are asking our fellow Americans to join us in this endeavor.”
Founded in 1971, the Libertarian Party is the nation’s third largest political party and will be on the ballot in most, if not all, of the 50 states.
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