Associated Press: McCaskill Gets Another Challenger

A former Libertarian presidential candidate is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Austin Petersen announced his candidacy July 4 during a party on his family farm in Peculiar, Missouri, about 30 miles south of Kansas City.

The founder of The Libertarian Republic magazine now is running as a Republican and says his opposition to abortion and support for liberty and the Constitution align with conservative values.

Originally published in US News and World Report.