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Mark Pellegrino Endorses Austin for Senate

We're proud to announce that actor Mark Pellegrino has endorsed Austin Petersen's run for US Senate. In a statement, Pellegrino said, When I look out at the political field today, I see only one candidate who understands the real meaning of American Exceptionalism. Only one candidate who is not afraid to fight for that age old and dying right:...

Dave Rubin Endorses Austin

We're proud to announce that political commentator and talk show host Dave Rubin has endorsed Austin Petersen's run for US Senate. In a statement, Rubin said, Austin Petersen is exactly the type of voice we need in politics right now. He knows what he believes, why he believes it and why we must fight for it. The ideas of...

Austin on the Lars Larson Show: I’m Running Because I Believe in Liberty!


Former Congressman Bob Barr Endorses Austin Petersen

We're proud to announce that former Congressman Bob Barr has endorsed Austin Petersen's run for US Senate. In a statement, Congressman Barr said, Austin Petersen is a tireless champion of individual liberty and freedom. Missouri would be well-served to send him to Washington so he can support and strengthen the efforts of Senators like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and...

Rare: Former Libertarian presidential candidate Austin Petersen joins the Republican Party to run for U.S. Senate

In a move anticipated by some libertarian-leaning Republicans, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Austin Petersen announced his intentions to run for U.S. Senate as a member of the GOP in the state of Missouri on Tuesday. Petersen is well-known for his critiques of all sides of the political spectrum, including his refusal to endorse Libertarian Party Vice Presidential...

The Blaze: Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate now running for Senate — as a Republican

“I will 100 percent remain true to the same principles I’ve always had no matter the party,” Petersen told TheBlaze. Moreover, Petersen believes that Missouri residents are ready for the seat to flip from blue to red, even though McCaskill has held the seat for over a decade. “I’m very confident that Missouri would happily trade a liberty Republican for Claire...

Associated Press: McCaskill Gets Another Challenger

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

Columbia Daily Tribune: Petersen announces 2018 bid for Missouri US Senate seat

Petersen made the announcement Tuesday during a Fourth of July party on his family farm in Peculiar, Missouri. “After running for president in the 2016 election, my passion to restore liberty in this country has not waned,” Petersen said, according to PR News. “I want to bring both my state and my country back to living under a principled,...

National Journal: Running for Congress by Running Against Their Own Party

In Mis­souri, for ex­ample, Sen­ate hope­ful Aus­tin Petersen launched his cam­paign over the Fourth of Ju­ly hol­i­day rail­ing against GOP lead­er­ship, which he says hasn’t done enough to help en­act the agenda of Pres­id­ent Trump, who won the state by 19 points last Novem­ber. “I’m frus­trated with the dead­lock,” Petersen said in an in­ter­view with Na­tion­al Journ­al last Thursday. “At the...

My Goodbye Note to the Libertarian Party

Dear friends in the Libertarian Party, For the last eight weeks, I've spent six hours a day calling my supporters to ask them their thoughts on how I might best advance liberty. I took the time to listen to every single persons' opinion about a potential opportunity to seek a seat in the U.S. Senate here in my home state...