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Nov 06, 2023

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Holds Election Rally In Annapolis

WBAL-TV 11 News reports: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was in Annapolis Monday, making his case for the presidency. Son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, Kennedy, Jr. is straying from his Democratic family to run as an independent. Kennedy told the crowd his platform includes priorities from both parties. He spoke for nearly an hour about environmental issues, inflation and health care. "He will be an advocate for health choice or health freedom, which is one of my concerns. He will be an advocate for negotiating peace internationally," supporter Emily Tarsell said. Read the full article here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 03, 2023

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RFK, Jr. Urges Marijuana Legalization "To End Addiction"

NewsNation reports: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an independent 2024 presidential candidate, asserts the U.S. needs to “legalize pot to end addiction,” in a new campaign ad. In the ad, which pulls clips from a C-SPAN interview, Kennedy described his plan to federally legalize marijuana and allocate tax revenue for substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation. “What I’ve advocated is that we should legalize marijuana. We should have a federal tax on marijuana that is designated specifically for drug treatment and rehabilitation and I want to build, as part of my presidency, a series of renewal centers of detoxification, essentially, centers around this country to treat the rise in mental illness and PTSD and drug addiction that is debilitating our children,” he said in the ad. Additionally, Kennedy called for reform to ensure that cannabis businesses can “bank their profit and their revenues,” rather than operate on a cash-only basis that “encourages more crime.” Though he’s expressed concerns about “the proliferation of stimulants and mind-altering substances,” he added that he believes in “personal freedoms” and considers the current policy of criminalizing and incarcerating people over drugs to be untenable. Read the full article here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 02, 2023

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Shock Poll: Can RFK, Jr. Actually Win?

Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss RFK, Jr. surging in the 2024 polls against Trump and Biden on Breaking Points. Watch the full video here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 01, 2023

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Quinnipiac Poll Has RFK, Jr. Grabbing 22 Percent Against Biden and Trump

Politico reports: Running with a promise to “spoil” the 2024 presidential contest, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. just received a sign that he might be making good on that pitch: A recent poll shows him with 22 percent support in a hypothetical three-way race against President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Biden, by contrast, would take 39 percent of the vote, and Trump would come away with 36 percent, according to the Quinnipiac University’s survey. In another positive sign for Kennedy, he came away with the backing of a plurality of independents: 36 percent chose him, compared with 31 percent for Trump and 30 percent for Biden. In a warning sign for Democrats, Kennedy was the leading choice for young voters, aged 18-34, in the poll’s surveyed population — 38 percent of whom chose the environmental lawyer. From the same age group, 32 percent picked Biden and 27 percent went for Trump. The poll is just another sign that Kennedy’s independent bid might have significant appeal from Americans wary of another Trump or Biden presidency. A recent POLITICO analysis recently found that Kennedy has pulled millions of dollars from people who didn’t donate in the past two presidential elections. That analysis also found that his financial backing more often come from those who gave to Trump rather than to Biden. Read the full article here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 01, 2023

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RFK, Jr. Outpaces Biden, Trump Among Independents, Poll Finds

The Washington Times reports: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the king of independents. That is among the findings of a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday that shows Mr. Kennedy is garnering more support among people unaffiliated with the two major parties than President Biden or former President Donald Trump. Mr. Kennedy gained 36% support among that group, compared to Mr. Biden’s 31% and Mr. Trump’s 30%, in a hypothetical three-person race Read the full article here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Nov 01, 2023

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RFK, Jr.’s Donor Data Reveals His 2024 Threat

Politico reports: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is collecting checks from past Donald Trump donors at a much higher rate than former Joe Biden contributors, a sign the independent presidential hopeful may pull more from the Republican electorate than Democratic voters. A POLITICO analysis of campaign finance records also shows that Kennedy’s bid has drawn millions of dollars from donors who kept their wallets shut in the last two presidential elections, suggesting he is activating people who have been turned off by what major parties have been offering. Kennedy is running as a self-described “spoiler,” and the draw that the former Democrat has with both the GOP and those who don’t have an obvious political home makes him an unpredictable threat to the establishment of both parties. Some Republicans are already trying to redefine Kennedy as a “typical Democrat,” revealing they’re worried about his appeal to GOP voters. The campaign finance data also suggests Kennedy may be sparking something new in the electorate: More than 60 percent of his large-dollar donors have no donation history on either ActBlue or WinRed, the two parties’ primary donation platforms, since the start of 2020. His coalition — of previously sidelined donors and Republicans, even when he was running in a Democratic primary — may help explain Kennedy’s decision to run as an independent, which he announced on Oct. 9. (The FEC data covers the period through Sept. 30, before Kennedy’s independent bid.) “No political party or candidate owns votes … Kennedy welcomes everyone into his coalition no matter who they supported in the past,” campaign spokesperson Stefanie Spear said in a statement. Read the full article here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Oct 29, 2023

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Is The independent Leader America Needs

Madison.com reports: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the perfect centrist candidate for this perilous moment in U.S. history. An environmental lawyer for most of his 40-year career, Kennedy is uniquely qualified to scuttle the vitriol that has plagued American politics the past 20 years and is peaking right now. America has lost its way. The parties have splintered into extremism on both sides. Kennedy’s platform is common sense and brings together the key issues from both sides: Smaller government. Balancing the budget. An end to foreign wars. Shrinking defense contracts and reducing the handouts to foreign countries. Tightening the southern border while expanding legal immigration. A national ID program. Focus on mental health reform, not prisons. Read the full opinion piece here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Oct 26, 2023

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RFK, Jr. Home Intruder Arrested Twice In One Day

The Messenger reports: An intruder was arrested twice in one day at Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s Los Angeles home on Wednesday, his independent presidential campaign announced. The intruder was taken into police custody after Kennedy, Jr.'s private security detained him. After being released from police custody, he returned. Kennedy Jr. was at home during both arrests, according to his campaign. Kennedy Jr.'s team mentioned a home intruder in their third request to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for Secret Service protection on Wednesday. Read the full article here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Oct 23, 2023

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RFK, Jr. Has A Solid Border Solution

Newsmax reports: Just when you think it can't get any worse, the crisis at our southern border keeps accelerating. Last month, the mayor of Eagle Pass, Texas, a border city with just 28,000 residents, declared a state of emergency over the surge of thousands of migrants crossing into his community, more than 2,000 a day. Border Patrol sources report that within one 24-hour period last month, more than 10,000 migrants were encountered at the border. The situation is deteriorating so rapidly that previously pro-immigration "sanctuary cities" like New York are pleading for the federal government to address the crisis. Read the full opinion piece here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Oct 21, 2023

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RFK, Jr. Vows to Reform NIH "Overnight" if Elected

Washington Examiner reports: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said he aims to overhaul the National Institutes of Health unilaterally to address the high prevalence of chronic disease, criticizing his opponents in the 2024 presidential campaign as maintaining a status quo that benefits pharmaceutical companies. Kennedy, who has long clashed with the public health establishment over vaccines and other matters, told the Washington Examiner in an exclusive interview that he will redirect the $42 billion in research funds for the NIH away from what he calls the “mercantile interests of the pharmaceutical industry." “In my first week in office, I’m going to assemble the upper echelon of the NIH, and we’re going to redirect [our] research funding,” Kennedy said. “We’re going to find out what is making our kids the sickest generation in history.” Kennedy said he primarily wants to target neurological disorders diagnosed during childhood, including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and learning disabilities. He also said he is concerned by autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. "Unfortunately, we have public health agencies that are unwilling to look at the etiology of these chronic diseases," Kennedy said. "We need better science ... to identify the culprit, and we need to eliminate the exposure." Kennedy said Republicans and Democrats alike have allowed the public health bureaucracy to profit from the development of research emphasizing treatments and vaccines for infectious diseases rather than finding the root causes of chronic disorders. He said the NIH has perpetuated a cycle of “developing new drugs, incubating new drugs, and then splitting the royalties with pharma." Read the full article here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Oct 18, 2023

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RFK, Jr. Seizes Moment as Record Number of Americans Seek a Third Option

The New York Sun reports: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is running for the White House as an independent and abandoning his primary challenge to President Biden. The scion of a Democratic dynasty, he’s aiming to win over voters who hunger for a third option on the ballot. In his campaign announcement last week at Philadelphia, Mr. Kennedy spoke before a banner reading, “Declare Your Independence.” The candidate leaned into the theme, urging a partisan-free focus on issues ranging from poverty and pollution to addiction and housing costs. Not so long ago, Americans agreed that these problems needed to be confronted to — as Mr. Kennedy’s uncle, President Kennedy, said — achieve “a rising tide” and “lift all boats.” Today, each party seeks to disqualify the other’s solutions, preaching to a choir where all but the most devout are growing restless in the pews. “In a two-sided conflict,” Mr. Kennedy told his supporters, “each side depends on the other to define themselves as good guys, in contrast to the other side, of course, the bad guys. … And that’s why we’ve seen both parties sacrificing their core values and the foundational canons of democracy.” On October 3, the Monmouth Poll found about two-thirds of party members uninspired about their presumptive nominees. Just 37 percent of registered voters, it found, are enthusiastic about President Trump; 32 percent said the same for Mr. Biden. “Mr. Kennedy is attracting voters from across the political spectrum,” Mr. Kennedy’s campaign told me. “People who have previously voted for Trump or Biden are now moving toward Kennedy. That’s why Kennedy can win.” Read the full article here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Oct 17, 2023

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Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Visits Greater Cincinnati on Campaign Tour

WLWT News 5 reports: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., whose father and uncle were assassinated in the 1960s, brought his "Independence Tour" to the Marriott Hotel in West Chester. Kennedy is going the independent route, telling the crowd that the power structure wants to keep everyone at each other's throats. "When the king and queen look over the palisades of their castle, and they see all their subjects fighting each other, they go back to the banquet, and they pop champagne corks," he said. Those words struck a chord with his true believers, like Shannon Wintheiser, of Blue Ash. "I've been voting for, I don't know, almost twenty years now, and I have never been able to vote for a candidate that I believe in like this," Wintheiser said. Read the full article here.   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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