RFK Jr’s Big Announcement

(DailyEmailNews.com) — Trying to keep up his unsuccessful presidential campaign among the GOP frontrunner and the Democratic candidate for the upcoming elections, Democrat-turned-Independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will reveal his choice for a running mate on March 26 in Oakland, California.

The 70-year-old independent candidate made this statement to the New York Times where he mentioned that New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura were his top preferences for the position.

Other notable figures such as former Hawaii Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and 2020 presidential candidate and 2021 New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, were also approached but declined the offer.

However, a campaign representative confirmed to The Post that Rodgers and Ventura expressed their willingness to consider Kennedy’s invitation while stating they were among those shortlisted.

Rodgers has been an early supporter of Kennedy. He has used the “kennedy2024” hashtag on social media since April 2023.

Ventura introduced Kennedy at an event in Arizona last month and shared a similar background in third-party politics, having won the 1998 Minnesota gubernatorial election as a member of the Reform Party the only Reform candidate to hold high office.

Kennedy initially ran as a Democrat against Biden before switching to an independent bid. He has consistently polled as the leading third-party candidate often reaching double-digit figures behind Biden and former President Donald Trump.

A recent HarrisX poll showed Kennedy polling at 12 % in a hypothetical matchup with Trump (41%), Biden (35%), and two other minor candidates. Independent Cornel West and the Green Party’s Jill Stein both received 1 % each.

RealClearPolitics polling average data indicated Kennedy at 12.4 % in the same five-way race, with Trump at 41.1 %, Biden at 38.4 %, West at 2.4 % and Stein at 1.8 %.

Despite his rising popularity, Kennedy faced significant challenges in securing ballot access nationwide as an independent candidate with a campaign that would cost $15 million.

Kennedy’s campaign has claimed that he has only qualified for ballot access in four states: Hawaii, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Utah. However, it is actively working on other states, which include battlegrounds like Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and North Carolina.

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