Former Republican Governor Endorses Third-Party Candidate for Governor of Arizona
Former Republican Governor Bill Weld has endorsed Kevin McCormick for Governor of Arizona:
“I’m endorsing Kevin McCormick for Governor of Arizona because Kevin knows how to look beyond the party line and create solutions. Arizona taxpayers, educators, and people who need medical care are hurting. It's time for a common sense candidate who isn’t beholden to the broken two-party system.”
“Kevin has a real plan to move Arizona in a more prosperous direction for everyone," Weld continued, "and his early successes with the Clean Elections program point to a real three-way race happening right now. I encourage all Arizona voters to take a very close look at his campaign.”
Weld served as a Ronald Reagan US Attorney appointee, two-term Republican governor of Massachusetts, and 2016 Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President of the United States.
"I am honored to receive this important endorsement,” McCormick said. “Real change is needed. Arizona, like the rest of the country, is experiencing a stalemate as Republicans and Democrats fight to be right. As a third-party candidate, my dedication is to the people of Arizona and practical solutions that benefit all.”
If 4,000 registered Arizona voters contribute $5 to McCormick's campaign by June 28, the campaign will receive $2 million in funding from the Arizona Citizens' Clean Elections Commission to run the largest third-party race in the country in 2018, on the condition that he MUST participate in the debates.
"This opportunity with the Clean Elections program has major implications for the viability of Libertarian candidates in 2018 and 2020, especially in Arizona," McCormick continued. "This campaign is laying the foundation for a future where independent and third-party candidates can actually win."
On May 29, McCormick is expected to become the first Arizona Libertarian candidate on the ballot in four years.