Is Bill Weld Gearing Up For A Presidential Run?

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Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld announced via social media last Thursday the start of a new organization called Freedom For America and encouraged his followers to donate. The video of the announcement is a bit peculiar, however, as it highlights Bill Weld’s stances on individual issues without really getting into what the organization is about.

When one clicks on the link to the website, again there’s not much information besides a form to sign up for updates (which the enter key says “learn more”), a spot to accept donations and a full biography of the former Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate.

At the bottom of the page is written “Paid for by Freedom for America Incorporated and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.  Freedom for America is a Delaware non-profit corporation and Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, which is independent of, and does not contribute to, or coordinate its spending with, any candidate or political party.  Contributors’ identities are not disclosed publicly.  Those contributing $5,000 or more are listed on annual federal tax filings, as required by the Internal Revenue Service (which does not release the information publicly).”

This could potentially suggest the beginning of a political run for Weld, or maybe a new PAC that will assist candidates the Libertarian supports.

The Libertarian Vindicator’s “Way Too Early” Presidential Poll showed that this would not be out of the picture, for if Larry Sharpe were to not run for the presidential ticket, Weld would be within the top 5 candidates for the race.

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Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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