Decision 2020

Hornberger declared winner of Iowa Libertarian caucus

todayFebruary 9, 2020

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DES MOINES (Heartland Newsfeed) — Future of Freedom Foundation founder Jacob Hornberger was declared the winner of the Libertarian Party of Iowa‘s first-ever caucus held Saturday, according to a press release late Saturday evening.

Libertarians from throughout the Hawkeye State gathered at county-level caucuses and conventions to choose their preference for the Libertarian presidential nomination, as well as the election of officers, the development of county committees and to select delegates to the state convention in Des Moines later this month.

Also implemented in the process was the conducting of a virtual caucus, ensuring the greatest possible participation and inclusion of Libertarians across the state to add to the tradition.

Hornberger took a commanding 47.52% of the vote, with former Rhode Island governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee, former 1996 VP nominee Jo Jorgensen, radio personality Adam Kokesh and entrepreneur Daniel Behrman rounding out the top five.

Iowa state delegates will elect their national delegates at their state convention and presidential forum, which will be held at Grand View University in Des Moines on Feb. 28-29. The presidential forum will be including nine candidates, including Hornberger.

About Jacob Hornberger: Hornberger is founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, a not-for-profit educational foundation whose mission is to present the principled case for libertarian philosophy. As a not-for-profit foundation, FFF does not endorse his candidacy or that of any other candidates. Hornberger announced his candidacy for the 2020 Libertarian presidential nomination at the Libertarian Party of South Carolina state convention on Nov. 9, 2019.

About the Libertarian Party of Iowa: LPIA has promoted Libertarian ideals and candidates since its establishment in 1975. The party received a record number of votes for Libertarian candidates and a record number of candidates in 2018. LPIA has over 14,000 registered members and is considered the fastest-growing political organization in Iowa.

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Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.

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