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May 07, 2024

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RFK Jr. Challenges Trump to Debate at Libertarian Party Convention

The Hill reports:   Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is calling on former President Trump to formally debate him during the upcoming Libertarian Party convention. Kennedy, an independent who considered joining the Libertarian Party after a failed primary bid as a Democrat, wants to take on Trump during the forum held later this month in Washington. “I’d like to make you an offer. We’re both going to be speaking at the upcoming Libertarian convention on May 24 and 25,” Kennedy wrote in part in a lengthy post on X on Tuesday. “It’s perfect neutral territory for you and me to have a debate where you can defend your record for your wavering supporters.” “You yourself have said you’re not afraid to debate me as long as my poll numbers are decent,” Kennedy wrote. “Well, they are. In fact, I’m the only presidential candidate in history who has polled ahead of both major party candidates in head-to-head races.” Kennedy pointed to data from Zogby, a polling and analytics firm, indicating that the environmental lawyer wins the election over Trump in a two-candidate race, without factoring President Biden into the hypothetical matchup. Read the full article at this link.   If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 07, 2024

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RFK Jr. Gets Boost in Ballot Fight

Newsweek reports:   A majority of eligible U.S. voters said Robert F. Kennedy Jr. should be "allowed" on the 2024 presidential ballot in all 50 states, according to a new poll conducted exclusively for Newsweek. When asked: 'To what extent, if at all, do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Robert F Kennedy Jr. should be allowed on the ballot in all 50 states in the 2024 Presidential Election?' 28 percent of those surveyed answered "strongly agree," and another 26 percent responded "agree." By contrast, only 7 percent replied "strongly disagree," with another 6 percent for "disagree." The remainder was made up of 24 percent who answered "neither agree nor disagree" and 9 percent who said "don't know." The survey of 1,500 eligible U.S. voters was conducted for Newsweek by Redfield & Wilton Strategies online on May 1. Read the full article at this link.   If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 07, 2024

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RFK Jr. Accuses Meta of Censoring "Who is Bobby Kennedy?" Ad

Straight Arrow News reports:   Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. leveled accusations of censorship against Big Tech, alleging that Facebook and Instagram blocked access to his latest political ad. The incident unfolded when a link to the new video was reportedly blocked on Sunday, May 5. Watch the full video here:    

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May 04, 2024

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26,000 Voters Say RFK Jr. Can Win It All

Washington Examiner reports: When 2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Wednesday called President Joe Biden the “spoiler” of the election, the independent was referring to a campaign poll suggesting that only he could beat former President Donald Trump in the fall. Most of the headlines focused on the “spoiler” comment and Kennedy’s challenge to Biden to see where the race stands in October and for the real spoiler to drop out, presumably Biden. However, most of the stories didn’t present the data from the firm John Zogby Strategies, the Secrets partner for our weekly White House report card. In their survey, the firm quizzed a massive 26,408 likely voters in all states to figure out where the race stood in the electoral vote count. The results for each state were presented, and the Kennedy campaign packaged them in graphics. Against Biden, for example, Kennedy’s maps showed that he would beat the president in a Reagan-sized blowout. The map showed Kennedy with 367 Electoral Votes to Biden’s 171. “President Biden can’t win. In fact, if Trump drops out, Kennedy wins in a 196 electoral vote landslide,” Kennedy said. It also showed him beating Trump on the electoral map, winning the bare minimum but enough, 270-268. “And if President Biden were to drop out, Kennedy wins again — the only scenario in which President Trump competes and loses,” he said. Overall, in a head-to-head of Biden vs. Trump, the poll of over 26,000 showed Trump in charge, 294-244. “The only spoiler in the race is President Biden. He is the one who cannot win against either candidate and whose presence gives Trump the victory instead of Kennedy,” said his campaign’s poll analysis. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Apr 30, 2024

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RFK Jr. Wins Ballot Access Fight in Hawaii

Island News reports: The Democratic party of Hawaii will not appeal the decision to allow independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is to appear on the Hawaii ballot this November. It was also announced that RFK Jr qualified for the California state ballot this month, as well as Michigan. The State of Utah was first to grant the independent candidate ballot access earlier this year. Locally on Oahu, Kennedy's supporters had to win a challenge, issued by the Democratic Party of Hawaii before the Office of Elections. Tuesday afternoon Island News learned, from Chair Adrian Tam, that the Democratic Party of Hawaii "does not intend to appeal" that decision. The group of RFK supporters characterizes themselves as a grassroots coalition of mothers who started the "We the People party" in Hawaii in coordination with the national campaign. Without a lawyer at the virtual hearing, the coalition successfully argued for the validity of their new party- supporting Kennedy's candidacy. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Apr 30, 2024

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The Growing RFK Jr Coalition

Unherd reports:   The Camelot myth haunts Robert F. Kennedy Jr. He was brought up to believe that he would be the one to pick up the mantle left by Arthur, John F. Kennedy. Even as a precocious 20-year-old — having been hooked on hard drugs since 14, having been expelled from two boarding schools, and having faced a near-fatal heroin overdose — the young Bobby believed it was his “destiny” to be president. Fifty years later, aged 70, Robert F. Kennedy has finally thrown his hat into the ring. He wants to return America to its Camelot era — that brief period of hope and promise after his uncle’s assassination — amid widespread disillusionment with the two main contenders for office. It’s a hard task. No third-party presidential candidate has received over 10% of the vote this century. But with RFK currently polling at 11.7% in the RCP poll of polls, could this election be different? To carve out a path to power RFK must gather a vast number of signatures to enter the ballot in each state; in New York, which has the most stringent ballot laws in the country, he has to obtain 45,000 signatures in 45 days. But that’s what he’s hoping to do in Long Island. “No other presidential candidate in history has got this many signatures in such a short space of time,” he says. “We must vote out of hope — not fear.” Read the full article at this link.   If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Apr 29, 2024

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RFK Jr Wants To Debate Former President Trump

Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave on Rising (4/29) share the latest back and forth exchange between Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Donald Trump.   If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Apr 29, 2024

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The American Independent Party Places RFK Jr. On the Ballot In California

The Associated Press reports:   The American Independent Party (AIP) of California announced today that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been nominated for President of the United States and Nicole Shanahan for Vice President. The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket will officially appear on behalf of the AIP on California’s ballot in this year’s November 5th General Election. The American Independent Party is California’s third largest qualified political party, with over 835,000 registered voters in the state. Kennedy and Shanahan were nominated to represent the party at the AIP’s State Central Committee biennial convention in Sacramento this weekend. Today the state party chairman filed all necessary paperwork with the California Secretary of State, officially placing the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket on the ballot in California this fall. “The American Independent Party connects positive, visionary, and independent candidates with California voters,” said Victor Marani, AIP State Chairman. “We all deserve to find inspiration at the ballot box. Our party is pleased to provide the opportunity for all 22 million voters in California to vote for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for President. Voters crave a real leader who will unite America.” Read the full article at this link.   If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Apr 29, 2024

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RFK Jr.’s Supporters Include Disenfranchised Voters, Medical Freedom Seekers

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has supporters ranging from Americans who may not have voted in the last election, but are now inspired to vote, to the large number of voters seeking so-called medical freedom. NTD talks to Jeff Louderback, a reporter for The Epoch Times, for an in-depth look at who’s backing Mr. Kennedy.   If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Apr 28, 2024

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says Americans Are ‘Voting Out of Fear’

The New York Times reports:   Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sought to make the case on Sunday that he can do something no third-party or independent candidate has come close to doing in modern U.S. history: win a presidential election. Although polls show him far behind, both major-party campaigns, those of President Biden and former President Donald J. Trump, view Mr. Kennedy as a potential spoiler. Speaking at a rally on Long Island outside New York City, Mr. Kennedy cited polls that he said his campaign had conducted, showing him winning in two scenarios: one in which he faced only Mr. Biden without Mr. Trump in the race, and one in which he faced Mr. Trump without Mr. Biden. The reason he is behind in a three-way race, he maintained, is that “so many Americans are voting out of fear.” “Their only strategy is to try to keep me off the ballot and then to make everybody terrified of Donald Trump,” he said of Democrats, “and on the other side, they do the same thing,” he added of Republicans. “When somebody is telling you to vote out of fear, they are trying to manipulate you into abandoning your values,” he said. Read the full article at this link.   If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Apr 28, 2024

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Just Who Are Kennedy Supporters?

The Suffolk Independent reports:   A part of independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s long pathway to ballot access in all 50 states ran through Mama Lombardi’s in Holbrook, where rallygoers of all political stripes gathered to be one of the 45,000 signatures required for ballot access in New York. “I can give you back your country,” said Kennedy to an applauding crowd of over 1,000 attendees after outlining his major policy areas. The lofty promise and its accompanying messaging appealed to self-described conservative Republicans and Democrats alike, who, during this period of hyper-partisanship, seem to agree on one thing: RFK Jr.   It’s this appeal that Kennedy believes former President Donald Trump “finds threatening to his presidency” and is driving President Joe Biden to fund efforts to “keep [Kennedy] off the ballot.” Polls do little to clarify the ideological location of Kennedy supporters, with the most recent CNN poll suggesting that all third parties – RFK Jr, Cornell West, and Jill Stein – take more votes away from Biden than Trump. His specific policies and populist rhetoric cast a unique net over the American public.   Read the full article at this link.   If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Apr 28, 2024

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RFK Jr. Dismisses Trump After Being Called a ‘Democrat Plant’

The Guardian reports:   Robert F Kennedy Jr has dismissed Donald Trump as “unhinged” after a social media tirade from the former Republican president accused the independent White House hopeful of being a “Democrat plant” and “wasted protest vote”. “When frightened men take to social media they risk descending into vitriol, which makes them sound unhinged,” Kennedy wrote Saturday on X in a post that doubled as a debate challenge. “President Trump’s rant against me is a barely coherent barrage of wild and inaccurate claims that should best be resolved in the American tradition of presidential debate.” Read the full article at this link.   If you resonate with this message, please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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