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On the recommendation of @Herbert Hoover, I decided to move the 2024 RP to this thread to remove the clutter from @jdm06ltd's original post. We are still on the first turn until 12 AM EST tonight, and I will copy and paste the rules, backstory, and initial polling here just to maintain clarity. @WVProgressive and @Cenzonico can both copy and paste the events they posted in the old thread here.

 

I am now confident that we have enough people to start a functioning RP, and as such, we can begin. Each turn will last from 12 A.M -12 A.M Eastern Time, and the first turn will begin with this post's release. All candidates are allowed 2 events a turn, with endorsements being additional free events. Every candidate can request up to 1 major endorsement a day("Major" meaning Senators, well-known members of the Executive Branch, well-known members of the House, and any major celebrity), and 2 minor endorsements. The more effort you put in = higher polling and support, and I reserve the rights and powers I am granted as DM for this RP. Without any further delay, here we go.

The Backstory:
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 was a date that unexpectedly and ruthlessly brought America's political future into chaos. After months of enjoying a strong lead in the polls, a rallying of independents and disaffected voters around their campaign, and a constant barrage of attacks on the Trump 2020 campaign, the Biden/Duckworth ticket was thrown on Election Day into defeat. Sure, Trump had been gaining in the polls and had weakened Biden's lead to just that of 5.2%, but no one had expected his reelection. Those on the left blamed the moderate ideology of the Democratic ticket, while others blamed Kanye West's 3.2% of the vote, which theoretically handed Trump victory in several key states. Meanwhile, countless independents, disaffected voters, and young voters blamed the failures and corruption in the 2 party system, with many of them flowing to the increasingly moderate and political-reform based Libertarian Party. The LP, despite a weak performance of 0.7% on Election Day, would grow massively following the Election as party leaders abandoned the appeasement to radicals in the party which had kept Jorgenson/Cohen down, and embraced a moderate form of the LP's message, carrying forward a message now putting emphasis on fighting corruption in government, reforming American democracy through RCV, and on bi-partisan politics designed to bring everyone to the table. The LP would gain significantly thanks to these changes and would poll in double digits on a generic ballot. The LP would not be the only party to change significantly due to the 2020 Election. The Republican Party had one hope if they ever wanted to look at strong prospects in 2024. They needed Trump to lose. However, in a shock to many, including countless Republican leaders who had been making preparations for defeat, he won. The next 3 years would be dominated by a slew of scandals, obscene actions abroad, and outright dangerous actions at home. The Republican Party had been brought down to a tie in the Senate in 2020, giving them a practical majority through VP Pence, however in 2022 Democrats would come roaring in with victories in countless races for both the House and Senate, giving the Democrats a 56-42 majority in the Senate, and an even more prevalent and dominating majority in the House. Throughout this entire period, as key Republican leaders were continually scapegoated and attacked for the Party's electoral woes, Trump would only further gather control over Party leaders and voters, completing the transformation of the increasingly unpopular Party into an organization devoted to Trump's populism and agenda. Now, as the 2024 Election dawns, the Republicans are tanking in generic ballot polls, while only retaining some resemblance of a chance at victory thanks to the strength of the LP. As for the Democrats, the Party, though deeply divided ideologically, is currently sitting at one of the greatest opportunities for a landslide since, well, 2020. With their main opponents perhaps not being the Republican Party, no, but instead the strength the LP can show in gathering independents and disaffected voters behind its cause, splitting the vote. Major issues have developed since 2020 as well. As Trump's second term has only brought more chaos and corruption into government, one of the biggest issues on hand is transparency in government, with the discussion centering around corruption, Campaign Finance Laws, and reforms to American democracy such as Ranked Choice Voting. Another prevalent area is foreign policy. Trump's second term has only brought a further escalation of the trade war with China, with neither side backing down as both sides suffer weakening economies and condemnation from other nations for the economic conflict. Meanwhile, race relations have failed to improve as substantive and serious change in police policy and funding has not been seen on a nationwide scale, and more acts of brutality are seen. The economy, though recovering somewhat from COVID-19, has entered a state of stagnation, and unemployment has begun to take a rise across America as talk of automation and trade policy both beginning to take the stage. This is the 2024 Election. Let the games begin. 

 Polling Data: Democratic Field(All candidates listed are those who have made announcements inferring a soon-to-come-campaign launch or those who have formed an Exploratory Committee such as Joe Kennedy III) :


Governor Andrew Cuomo: 29%(With fame in both the Democratic establishment and among the Democratic base, Cuomo is currently the favorite among those candidates who are expected to declare soon.)  

Senator Joe Kennedy III:  16%(Succeeding in his Primary Challenge against Senator Ed Markey, Kennedy pulled off a quixotic and often shamed bid against the Senator. Now, he is off to possibly launch yet another quixotic bid, this time for the office of President.) 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: 6%(Despite her failed 2020 bid, Gillibrand now has more of an opportunity to make her mark, as a less crowded field has allowed for her staunchly liberal record in the Senate shine.) 

Marianne Williamson: 4%(Williamson, though still far in the back of the field, is for the time being gathering support as some potential Yang, Tulsi, and AOC supporters would rather throw their support behind the candidate, as opposed to waiting for their preferred candidate to enter.) 

Cenk Uyger: 2%(Gathering up support from his online following, Uyger is a staunch progressive who, if even one more progressive would make moves to enter the race, would be polling at 0%) 

Undecided: 44%(Countless progressives, and even some moderates, are still waiting to see what the current candidates can do, or who will enter the race next)


Polling Data: Libertarian Field Version 1: Polling Among Registered Party Members:  


Former Congressman Justin Amash: 62%(Amash is a hero among Libertarians for his stand for libertarianism and his rebellion against the Republican Party. He is a principled libertarian, yes, but he also represents some of the moderate and new ideas and principles in the Party as independents and former Republicans join, representing a compromise between the Weld-moderates and the more principled libertarians in the Party.) 

Former Governor Bill Weld: 29%(Weld is the best representation of the changing views and ideas of the LP, however, he falls prey to simply being too far removed from the Party's libertarian base, though he is the best-suited candidate to attract the countless independents and former Republicans now attracted to the Party.) 

Undecided: 9%


Polling Date: Libertarian Field Version 2: LNC Delegate Poll:

Justin Amash: 60% 

Bill Weld: 36% 

Undecided: 4%

Polling Data: Republican Field:  

Paul Ryan: 14%(Ryan, representing a moderate candidate as compared to the Trumpian ideology infecting the party, has varied appeal outside of his moderate base, and has taken a lead in Republican polling thanks the currently unclear nature of the candidates and race, though Kanye West or Curt Shilling may pass him, if one unites the populist vote.) 

Kanye West: 12%(With Democrats criticizing Kanye every day for spoiling the 2020 election, with Kanye attacking Trump rarely on the campaign trail, and with his 2020 message being one attracting more than a few conservatives, Kanye is a strong, controversial, and always surprising candidate in the race.) 

Curt Shilling: 7%(The former pitcher is now making a pitch to the American people. With his populist and harsh attitude and attacks on Democrats attracting a similar audience to the one that rallied around Trump, perhaps his campaign can hit a home run and win the primary.) 

Undecided: 67%  

General Election Polling(Generic Ballot):  

Democrats: 45%  

Republicans: 35%  

Libertarians: 11%  

Undecided: 9%

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Curt Schilling announces Presidential Bid in Boston, Massachusetts

"As I've promised you many years ago, I am running to be the President of the greatest country on Earth, The United States of America! Our Country is under constant attack, both from foreign foes, like China, and North Korea, and from Fifth Columnists like the Socialists Democrats who want to destroy, and attack the very foundations of American society, and even Republicans, who continue to undermine, our Great and Beloved President Donald John Trump! I will protect, and defend the constitution, which has been abused, and trampled, by the Democrats, with their massive majorities passing bill after bill, contrary to the American people. I will bring back, Law and Order to our streets, which has been destroyed, by anticop rioters, and a total abdication of responsibility in this country.  I will crack down severely on disorder and nominate judges who will overturn atrocious decisions such as Miranda v. Arizona. I will revitalize our economy which is being strangled by the Socialist Welfare State policies of the Democratic Party. And Most importantly, I will protect, and expand upon the legacy of Our President, Donald Trump! Thank you all, and Vote Curt Schilling, For Order, and Peace!"

Curt Schilling barnstorms rural Texas giving this stump speech.

"Howdy, I'm Curt Schilling, and I'm running for president. One of the main reasons I'm running is the fact that the Democrats want to import over ten million illegal migrants a year. Democrats claim these criminals are only coming here to do jobs Americans don't want, but all these border hopping braceros ever do is lay around, collecting welfare, with their 12 kids, and ugly wives. When they do decide to get a job, it's always manual labor; Can Americans not pick our own crops, and build our own homes? Hell no, but Democrats still insist on importing the entire third world, for no other reason than to boost their voter base. Democrats know that actual Americans hate them, and don't want to turn America into a dirt poor Communist country, like Venezuela, or Cuba, so the only way they can get elected is to import voters from shithole countries like Guatemala, and El Salvador, and have dead people vote. If you want to fight back against the Leftist takeover of America, vote for me."

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Any way I can join this?

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3 minutes ago, wolves said:

Any way I can join this?

Just tell @The Blood who you want to be and you should be let in.

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Cenk Uygur confirms rumors about a presidential run, announces Cenk 2024 with the slogan "The Home of Progressives"  on a livestream of The Young Turks.

 

"Alright, so as you guys probably know there have been some rumors going around and I want to address them on this episode night now. So, yes I am running for the presidency of the United States. Of course I did run for CA-25 three years ago and failed but I've learned from that and I think I can mount a strong, progressive campaign for president. All of you watching are probably asking why I am running? Well look, in 2020 we had a chance, a chance to get Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee and defeat Donald Trump. But the DNC and the establishment media said "no, let's not do that" and tricked everybody into thinking Joe Biden was electable. We put up a 77 year-old man with senile dementia expecting him to win and looked what happened on election night. We had a chance to bring our progressive policies to America and instead we gave Donald Trump four more years! Just look at how that fucked America's political landscape. Granted the Republican party is going down the drain but you have a insurgent party in the what was the knuckleheads of the Libertarian Party but is now a major party, and a Democratic Party that still has faith in their regular establishment policies. We need a president that is willing to bring the changes that America needs and that is able to combat the establishment. and not falling under pressure, My, no OUR campaign is to continue what people such as Bernie Sanders put on the table! Medical for All, a plan to fight Climate Change though we sadly might be too late for that one, tuition-free public college and canceling student loan debt, fighting the big banks and the CEO's and their corporations, a federal jobs guarantee, and so much more! This will be the fight for a lifetime, although we may look like we our party is going to win, with what happened in 2016 and 2020, we must make sure we keep fighting, and fighting for what is right! This is what Cenk 2024 is about and I am proud of it! Our campaign is the home of progressives and progressive ideals. That's not to say we don't welcome anybody else but that it is what this campaign is made for. So look, http://tyt.com/go to help build our home of progressives, I will make a website so you can donate to the campaign and help support our fight for justice for all! Cenk 2024, our slogan, "The Home of Progressives". Thank you for your time. Livestream ends.

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1 minute ago, Cenzonico said:

Just tell @The Blood who you want to be and you should be let in.

Who is currently taken?

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2 minutes ago, wolves said:

Who is currently taken?

Sure, we have a couple of third party candidates open(http://270soft.ipbhost.com/topic/17290-2024-rp-possible-scenario/?do=findComment&comment=301080), and a large array of Republicans and Democrats you can choose from. You can just choose a likely contender for 2024. For example, we have Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Duckworth(Biden's running mate in the scenario I have constructed) as open and encouraged options.

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1 hour ago, The Blood said:

Sure, we have a couple of third party candidates open(http://270soft.ipbhost.com/topic/17290-2024-rp-possible-scenario/?do=findComment&comment=301080), and a large array of Republicans and Democrats you can choose from. You can just choose a likely contender for 2024. For example, we have Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Duckworth(Biden's running mate in the scenario I have constructed) as open and encouraged options.

Not a huge fan of Warren or Duckworth. You made a point about the LP polling very well and the GOP seems interesting, could I claim maybe DeSantis or Tim Scott? Whatever sounds more plausible to you. 

(also I've only done this one and at the time I took a long break from this website, do you run this by playing all the other "AI" candidates or what?)

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Actually would it be possible (like in real life) to run as say, Rand Paul and attempt to capture both the Rep AND Libertarian nomination?

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Andrew Cuomo announces his presidential campaign in New York City, New York

Hello America, hello New York. As you know, I'm the governor of my beautiful home state, New York. And with this, you will also know that I want to become President of the United States.

Our country is in danger, our country is divided. I want to be the President of America to reunite our nation. President Donald Trump and his Republicans were the ones who split our society even more. For them, only one group of the population is important: conservatives and whites. For me, all population groups are important: Conservatives, Liberals, Social Democrats, Democratic Socialists, Whites, African Americans, Latinos and all other people in this nation. As President, I will not ignore anyone and unite the nation.

As a transition to this, I would also like to say that the President has destroyed the American social system. My promise to you is to rebuild this system.
The economy was not boosted at all, the president did not even bother to do so. Many Democratic Party presidents have demonstrated that they have built a strong economy. And if I become president, I will also prove this to them. We have to prove ourselves in front of many other countries and show that we are the greatest country on earth because it is not just about me. It's about us!

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21 minutes ago, wolves said:

Actually would it be possible (like in real life) to run as say, Rand Paul and attempt to capture both the Rep AND Libertarian nomination?

It's possible, and I will allow it.

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Marianne Williamson Announces Candidacy for the President of the United States

I, Marianne Williamson, am thrilled to announce today that I am seeking the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination. Under 8 long years of Trump, the United States has become unrecognizable to me. Our personal and political foundations are under assault. The political elite in the United States have failed in their ability to morally and spiritually lead us. This is why a spiritual revolution that focuses on love is so badly needed. The power of love not only makes a crisis endurable; it makes it transformable. For where there is love, miracles happen. Love changes people, and when people are changed, we change the world around us. The United States has failed to recognize the power of love, so our slogan will be Lets Make America Love!

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CNN: Rand Paul announces the formation of a exploratory committee for a possible presidential run

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul today has launched an exploratory committee for a possible run for the nomination of both the Republican Party and the Libertarian Party in the upcoming presidential election. Rand launched a brand new website RandForAmerica.com alongside a tweet reading "Today I have launched an exploratory committee to seek both the @GOP and @LPNational nomination for president of the United States. I believe I am the best choice to bring unity and pride to this great nation", followed up by another tweet reading "Americans deserve a president that is honest, humble and practical with his advances to politics, I am the candidate to deliver that promise."

Rand's exploratory committee was opened formally this Tuesday and was a surprise considering the Republican party thus far has denounced and in some cases, refused to acknowledge the Libertarian Party which has steadily risen in the polls since a poor showing in 2020. Talking to a member of Rand's so-far small staff, the plan seems to be to unite both parties under one banner as to not split the right-wing vote. Despite no polling yet being conducted for the Rand campaign, it appears that his biggest opponent in the Libertarian Party nomination is Michigan 3rd District Representive Justin Amash who four years ago contemplated a run of his own and in the Republican Party, a crowded field yields still no answers.

Sources say Rand will make a full decision within 30 days and is currently seeking the endorsement of his father, Ron Paul.

 

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New Hampshire Press: Marianne Williamson declares war on the Military Industrial Complex

At a forum in New Hampshire, Marianne Williamson warns about the dangers of the Military-industrial complex

Here is an excerpt from her remarks, “Supporting our military is very different from supporting the multibillion-dollar behemoth of military contractors that make up America’s current war machine. Too often today young people die on battlefields so that old people can get rich selling armaments. In less than one hundred years America has gone from military power as needed to military power as big business, with the attendant false glamorization that all militarized societies proffer. All this has led to subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which Americans have begun to think differently about war. It is no longer something we do only when we have to; it has become something that is sort of just always there.”

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Ralph Northam announces his candidacy for President in Richmond, Virginia

"Hello Virginia. As many of you guessed, I am here today to announce my candidacy for President of the United States"

*Crowd Cheers*

"When I was born, John Kennedy was about to be elected President. He ran on a the creation of a new America, and a new era. He brought hope to millions of people, and created faith in the American government. We need this now more than ever. We currently have a President who has ran our economy into the ground, excused the crimes of his rich friends, and has destroyed faith the American Government, in the US and around the globe. It's time to take back our country from his conservative, corruption riddled party. As Governor of Virginia, I expanded Medicare, voting rights, gun control and so much more. In a moderate state, I formed coalitions to pass liberal reforms, and I'll do the same at the national level. Thank you everyone, and I hope to see you out on the trail!" 

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Former Congressman Paul Hodes (N.H) endorses Marianne Williamson

After endorsing Marianne Williamson in 2020, Paul Hodes renewed his support for Marianne Williamson at a New Hampshire Rally. Marianne announced that Hodes would once again serve as a Senior Campaign Advisor to her presidential campaign. Williamson remarked, "Paul has spent a lifetime as a powerful voice for the spiritual and moral values that should be driving our Democracy,” Williamson said.  “As an incredibly popular Congressman and one of President Obama’s earliest supporters, Paul brings a wealth of political experience to our campaign."
 

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The Justice Democrats endorse Cenk Uygur as their candidate for the 2024 presidential election in a statement.

 

"As more and more Justice Democrats and progressives run for office, some win but some lose. But we still have one more office that we must take, and that office is the presidency of the United States! Although there are many that can run, Cenk Uygur is the best progressive that we could possibly ask for and we will stand behind him for as long as he is in this race! He will fight for a platform of freedom and justice, one made for and by regular working class people. From Medicare for All, to Climate Change, and tuition free public college, Cenk will always fight the good fight! A fight for justice."

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The Justice Democrats are expected to mobilize supporters and grassroots organizers to support Cenk's candidacy.

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Bill Weld announces campaign for the Libertarian Party's nomination

In a video released on YouTube, Bill Weld talked about why he is running for president

"The Republican Party has lost its way. Gone is the party of liberty for all and of fiscal responsibility. It has been replaced by something that is unrecognizable to all liberty loving Americans. That is why the Libertarian party is the party I am seeking its nomination from. The party represents the values of all Americans that love our freedom of choice.

I hope that the delegates and voters will give me the opportunity to bring our message of personal liberty and fiscal restraint to the voters. Thank you."

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Lieutenant governor of New York, Kathy Hochul endorses Andrew Cuomo

The lieutenant governor of New York Kathy Hochul endorses Andrew Cuomo. This is not a surprising endorsement since she has served as lieutenant under Andrew Cuomo for many years. In her video, which she posted on Twitter, she said: "Andrew Cuomo is the right person to become President of the United States. He has enough experience and leadership to lead this country in the right direction."

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International Union of Police Associates announces support for Curt Schilling in a press release

"Today President Sam A. Cabral announced that the International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO, has formally endorsed the campaign for the election of Mr. Curt Schilling to the Office of the Presidency. Republican rule has made our communities safer. Despite the daily news of violence, murder, and mayhem in the Democratic strongholds of Baltimore as well as Chicago, the absolute deteriorable situation of the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, and the lawlessness showed by Democratic operatives in the black community, the national crime rate has decreased during the presidency of Donald Trump. Every top Democrat currently running for this office has vilified the police and made criminals out to be victims. Curt Schilling is dedicated to bringing Order, and respect for law enforcement back to America, which been eroded by the Democratic Party, and Liberal judges who care more about protecting criminals, than enforcing the law."

Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorses Curt Schilling in a tweet.

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While at a campaign rally supporting his reelection SC-15 Representative Ralph Norman Jr. endorsed Presidential candidate Curt Schilling

"... Let me take, a moment now, to tell you all, why you should vote, for Mr. Curt Schilling. Curt is the only candidate in this race who will continue President Trump's legacy, and fight against the Democrat party, and their attempts to bring lawlessness, and Socialism to America. And While some candidates are trying to sit in two saddles at once, Curt is dedicated to the Republican Party, and it's promise of a moral, and free America. ..."

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Ralph Northam endorsement
Following the announcement of Mr. Northam's announcement he was running for President, Eileen Filler-Corn, the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates officially endorsed the Governor. She said "Governor Northam is a dedicated civil servant, and as our nominee he'll be the standard bearer for Liberalism across this country. I'm proud to be able to give him my endorsement today."

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Fmr. Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) announces Presidential bid in Grand Rapids, Michigan

"When my parents immigrated to the United States in the 1950s, they came from the war torn Middle East. They came from a land dominated by despots and dictators, fantatics and feudalism. They came in search of a land of liberty and prosperity. In this, they succeeded. They found the richest, the freest, and the greatest nation in world history; the United States of America. But now more than ever this vision of America as a land of freedom and equality is under siege. We have dealt with 8 years of Donald Trump and his hatred and vitriol. Over his two terms he has expanded government in ways previously though impossible. He has done this in the name of the oppression of millions of America's most vulnerable. But Donald Trump is not and was never the beginning of our problem. Our problem is an issue as old as time. Our problem is with power-hungry politicians who will do anything to divide and conquer an electorate all in the name of power. Donald Trump is only the latest in a line of these tyrants who have divided the American electorate and expanded the purview of Washington."

"Throughout American history, our vision of a nation of freedom and equality has never been more than a promise. It has never truly been real for millions of Americans who work day in and day our for a better life for their family. People of color every day are under threat of being killed by the police state for simply exercising their constitutional rights. Immigrants are denied entry into this country and sent to camps for attempting to find a better life for their family; for deigning to dream of participation in the American Dream. Millions of Americans see their dreams crushed by an expansive and overbearing regulatory state. Thousands more are shipped overseas for endless wars which have cost American taxpayers trillions of dollars in blood money. And all this so that politicians in Washington can line their pockets, make their party machines proud, and violate the very Constitution they swore to uphold. Enough is Enough."

"Now is the time for Americans to regain that revolutionary spirit which permeated the colonies in 1776, which led slaves to revolt throughout the 19th century, which produced the greatest economic boom in world history on the backs of Immigrants in the late 1800s, which defeated the evil banners of Nazism and Communism in Europe and has fought with every fiber of its being to keep America free. It is because that spirit has been discarded by the party I once loved and has been rejected by the only other purported option in the 2 party system that I dare break the mold and proudly announce my candidacy for President of the United States! I run not as a Republican and certainly not as a Democrat. I run instead for the Libertarian nomination. I run for Liberty and I run for Justice. I run for all of you! People of all races for whom Liberty always has been and always will be the best and brightest option."

"Over the coming months our resolve will be tested. We will hear from Democrats how evil it is to make money, how awful it is to be self-reliant and free, and how necessary it is for the government to solve all your problems for you. We will hear from Republicans how terrible immigrants are, how awful people of color and all the crimes they commit are, and how necessary it is for the government to solve all your problems for you. Funny how that works, isn't it? See we have two parties which claim to know better than you, the people. Two parties which seem to have forgotten that this country is all about "We the People". Well now it's time for We the People to show those two parties that they have no right to strangle all voices of reasonable opposition. That the lion of Liberty stands strong and that the eagle of freedom flies high. Over the coming months my campaign will be dedicated to the simple proposition that be it economic freedom or racial justice, ending the wars in the Middle East or the War on Drugs, returning constitutional rights or hard-earned tax dollars to the American people, that government is not the answer to our problems, government is the problem! And the answer to a tyrannical government can never be right or left wing authoritarianism. It can never be more of the same politicians only divided by the color of their name or the letter next to it making the same decisions over and over again. And it can never be an expanse of the same government which has derided the rights and devalued the lives of Americans."

"Now is a time for radical change. Now is a time for a third option. Now is the time for the American people with one voice to return the answer to the problem of government back to Washington! With one voice we will affirm that the key to ending both war and tyranny, freeing our children of both systemic racism and systematic debt-building, and kicking to the curb both heads of the authoritarian hydra, is to return liberty and equality to Washington!"

"God Bless you all and God Bless the United States of America!"

 

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Justin Amash visits Green Bay, Wisconsin to discuss campaign strategy with supporters (2/2)

"Roughly 70 miles southwest of the great city of Green Bay, lies the unassuming town of Ripon. Many of you are familiar with Ripon, but I imagine for most, the historical significance of this small Wisconsin town has been forgotten. In 1854, one of the greatest political organizations was founded in Ripon. It wasn't the NAACP or any other group dedicated to protecting our rights. No, it was a political party with that same mission. In 1854, the Republican Party was born of abolitionists and Free Market men who wished to fulfill the promise of American for everyone. Not just white people, but for everyone. Among them were some of the most radical of their time. Those of the belief that women should vote and black men should walk the nation not in shackles but in liberty. This was the Republican Party my father, a Palestinian Refugee, and my mother, a Syrian Refugee, joined in 1956 when they cast their vote for President Eisenhower. This was the Republican Party I represented when I was first elected to Congress 14 years ago."

"It is a Republican Party that no longer exists."

"Gone are the days of those bold leaders who abolished slavery and reconstructed the South. Gone are the days of those who believed in free markets and free trade. Gone are the days of those who stood for the expansion of freedom and the containment of government. Gone are the men and women of all races who stood as equals and protected the sanctity of the ballot as the greatest weapon of civic engagement."

"Today's Republican Party. A party which walls our borders and bans faiths it finds "Un-American". A Party which buries our children in debt and empowers systemic racism and the systems of oppression instead of our people. It is a party which cuts taxes for the rich while forgetting to shrink down the very government which continues to infringe upon our God Given rights to speak our minds without being tear gassed and to keep and bury arms without a trigger-happy cop ending our lives. Today's Republican Party has almost made a sport of violating each section of the Constitution. They have made a mockery of the Small Government which they once championed. Today's conservatives, today's libertarians, today's Americans are yesterday's Republicans. Today, they have no home in the two party system. No American who stands for liberty and for citizen-government does. That is where we come in."

"You see, that spirit that built the Republican Party, a spirit of liberty and justice, may have been abandoned by the GOP but it has not been abandoned by hard working Americans. It has not been abandoned by the Wisconsin mom and dad trying to get their kids through school. It has not been abandoned by the Mexican immigrant in search of economic opporunity for his kids. It has not been abandoned by the Syrian refugee seeking only to practice her faith in peace. It has not been abandoned the descendants of the slaves who built this nation who wish only to reap the same liberties and benefits that any white American does. It has not been abandoned by all the lovers of the Constitution who understand that it is through big government that career politicians and bureaucrats chip away at the fundamental freedoms of all Americans of every color and every background."

"My campaign is all about picking that spirit up off the ground where the Republicans have discarded. Dusting it off, putting it around our backs and wearing it proudly as a banner of a better and freer America. My campaign is not just for those who have always known conservatism was for them. My campaign is not just for those for whom libertarianism has always been the right call. My campaign is for the millions of Americans who feel trapped into voting for a Democratic party because the other side wishes to criminalize them for their color or for a Republican party because the other side wishes to seize their hard-earned money and spend it recklessly. My campaign is for those who see their tax dollars spent by the trillion to pay for uncessary war by both parties and who have sat out as a result. My campaign is for the thousands of disenfranchised voters who have been denied that sacred right to the ballot box."

"The Amash 2024 campaign is about bringing all of these voices together. The immigrant, the libertarian, the constitutionalist, the civil rights activist, the teacher, the worker, the proud American, and the parent looking to build a better life for their family. Together, we can achieve unimaginable things. We can build on major civil rights accomplishments and finally extend the constitution and its protections to millions of black Americans. We can make it easier for millions of immigrants to enter into this nation. We will protect the religious liberty and economic freedom they wish to access. We will cut down the size of the oppressive government holding us all back and we WILL break down the two party system that has told us we can't do any of it!"

"The time is up for politicians who have told us that these goals are too lofty. The time is up for politicians who have told us that liberty and justice are only for some Americans. The time is up for politicians who have beaten into the American pysche that your choices are either "Give me all your rights or Give me all your Money". The time is up for politicians who gotten away with the greatest lie in American history that Washington cannot be brought to heel and finally made to serve the American people. The time is up, my friends."

"Together, we will work across racial, ethnic, religious, political, and state lines to bring a movement for liberty to the White House. We will return government to the people and hold Washington to the Constitution it was sworn to protect. We will win this battle for liberty and we will finally make real the promise of America. We will deliver..

Liberty and Justsice for All!

"God bless you and God Bless America!"

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2020 Nominee Jo Jorgenson publishes Statement endorsing Justin Amash for Libertarian Party Nominee (Free Event)

"Running for President is a tough business. In 2020, the Jorgenson for President Campaign ran against two nominees intent on restricting the freedoms of all Americans. We lost that battle. But we have not lost the war. Now, in 2024, America has a real chance to give liberty it's time in the spotlight. With the debt spiralling out of control, American soldiers dying needlessly over seas every day, the threat of living in American as a non-white person growing every day, the purview of the War on Drugs, Mass Incarceration, and the Predatory Welfare growing, we need a proven leader as a party and a nation that can take the fires of the national stage and with them forge a path for Liberty to the White House"

"There is only one man I know for this job. That man is Congressman Justin Amash. He is liberty's last best hope. He is the future of our party and our nation. He is the next generation of leadership which must seize the reigns in an era of a Republican and Democratic duopoly more intent than ever on quashing freedoms in the United States. I proudly endorse Justin Amash for President of the United States and I encourage every one of my 2020 delegates to vote for him at this year's LNC and for every American voter to elect him President next November."

In Liberty,

Jo Jorgenson

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The end of the first turn is hereby delayed for 24 hours to allow for everyone to finish their events and for those who have not started working on them. 

As a note: I will be busy the next couple of days, so though I'll still be able to effectively moderate and run the RP, I would like to request a couple of things just to keep things moving smoothly. Firstly, please ask for endorsements in one go. It works a lot better for me if I can approve all of your requested endorsements in one go. Next, try and request your endorsements as early as you can in the day. That way, you won't miss out on your endorsements for a turn because I wasn't able to approve your's in time. Finally, just keep making great events and excellent Role-playing. 

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