Justin Amash nixes third-party presidential run

Source: Politico | May 16, 2020 | Evan Semones

The Republican-turned-independent from Michigan formed an exploratory committee as a Libertarian Party candidate in April.

Rep. Justin Amash announced Saturday he would not be running as a third-party candidate in the 2020 presidential election.

“After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate,” Amash tweeted.

The Republican-turned-independent from Michigan formed an exploratory committee as a Libertarian Party candidate in April.

“Never-Trumper” Republicans, including former Rep. Joe Walsh — who launched a failed 2020 presidential bid of his own — were concerned Amash would not win but “siphon enough votes” from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to “hand the election to Trump.”

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