[JACKSONVILLE, FL] – Darcy Richardson, the Reform Party of Florida’s nominee for governor, received an early endorsement from a prominent former Libertarian on Thursday.
“I was both surprised and excited to see Darcy Richardson take the third line in the governor’s race this year,” said Paul Stanton, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate in 2016. As the only minor party candidate to secure a spot on the ballot in the governor’s race, Richardson will be listed third behind the eventual Republican and Democratic nominees.
“I am tremendously excited to have Paul’s support,” said Richardson. “This campaign is about fighting back against corruption, crony capitalism, and the big money special interests selling-out our state. Together we can give millions of forgotten Floridians a fighting chance for a better future!”
“The Reform Party of Florida embraces those willing to step it up a notch to make Florida better for working Americans,” added Joseph Wendt, Chairman of the Reform Party of Florida. “The Reform Party believes in building a coalition of the willing; of people who want a better Florida.”
“Darcy’s experience and knowledge makes him the right candidate to challenge the status quo,” Stanton added. “I firmly support Darcy Richardson for Governor, and I hope to see more candidates like him in the future.”
About Darcy Richardson
Darcy Richardson is the Reform Party of Florida’s nominee for governor in the 2018 election. He is an author, historian and former Democratic presidential candidate. Additionally, Richardson has more than 15 years of experience working in the financial services industry. His early political experience included serving as the national campaign manager of Senator Eugene McCarthy’s 1988 presidential bid.
About Paul Stanton
Paul Stanton is an Iraq war veteran and computer programmer. In 2016, he captured the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Senate by winning more than 73% of the vote in a statewide primary election. Stanton went on to receive an impressive 196,794 votes, the Libertarian Party’s best-ever showing in a Florida U.S. Senate race. In 2017, Stanton left the Libertarian Party and became an independent.