Presidential Candidates and the Iowa Caucus

Libertarians across Iowa will join their precinct caucuses on Saturday, February 8, 2020. At the caucus, Libertarians will cast their votes for the presidential nominees they prefer. The LPIA will be using candidates listed on lpedia as the list for their preference poll. The criteria for being on the lpedia candidate list is filing with the Federal Election Commission and having on online presence declaring their intention to run.

There have been changes in the candidate list since we started sharing posts about declared candidates. Some candidates have now announced and others previously announced have withdrawn their candidacies. These changes have also impacted the guest list at the Libertarian Party of Iowa’s state convention. The current participants in the candidate forum to be held at the LPIA convention on February 29, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. are: Lincoln Chafee, former governor and U.S. Senator from Rhode Island; Max Abramson, New Hampshire state representative; Jacob Hornberger, founder of Future of Freedom Foundation; Adam Kokesh, host of Adam vs The Man; Jo Jorgensen, 1996 Libertarian vice presidential nominee; Dan Behrman, host of Taxation is Theft; Souraya Faas, nominee of Florida’s Libetarian Party for U.S. Senate; Ken Armstrong, former NATA base commander; and, Sam Robb, U.S. Navy veteran.

We encourage you to visit the lpedia website where there are links to the social media and/or website pages of the candidates lpedia has included on its candidate list. Then join the Polk County Libertarians on February 8 as we hold our caucus and county convention. You will meet other Libertarians, learn why we need your help to regain political party status, and have an opportunity to become part of the leadership committee for the county affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Iowa. We will also hold a secret ballot for the presidential preference poll.

We will caucus at the East Side Library (2559 Hubbell Avenue) in Des Moines. Polk County Libertarians will start their caucus at 2:00 p.m. Please note this is an hour later than other counties. We will start signing people in for the caucus at 1:40 p.m. You have to be a registered Libertarian to participate. You can register to vote or change your party affiliation at the caucus.

We look forward to seeing you on February 8.

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