March 16, 2016
As the 2016 Republican presidential nominating process moves toward a close, with the nomination of Donald Trump seeming more and more likely, American conservatives are being left unrepresented.
Tom Hoefling, who, along with other Reagan conservatives founded America's Party in 2008, thinks he knows how to provide a viable conservative alternative.
Hoefling, who received the presidential nominations of America's Party and the American Independent Party in 2012, is now trying to pull together an even larger coalition of all of the country's biggest conservative political parties.
"I'm now seeking the nomination of the Constitution Party at their April national convention. I think I can win their support on the merits, in terms of constitutional principle, vision, and consistency over the last two and half decades. But I also bring some real, immediate, practical value to the race. Not only can I muster a relatively large number of serious principled activists to their cause from every part of the country, I have a good shot at obtaining the American Independent Party of California general election ballot line, just as I did in 2012 -- which would, of course, greatly strengthen the C.P. challenge to the corrupt political status quo come November. The leaders of America's Party are willing to subsume our own interests in terms of party building and put the Constitution Party, which has more state ballot lines in hand than anyone else, completely at the head. Of course, opinions and decisions of A.I.P. leaders are their own, although I believe them to be very open to the possibilities that would be created by a principled coalition for 2016," Tom Hoefling said.
Hoefling added, "I have now also been asked to compete for the nomination of the American Party at their May national convention in Kansas City."
The Constitution Party national convention will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 13-16.
The conventions of America's Party and the American Independent Party are slated for July.