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May 27, 2024 at 2:53 PM

Trump says he 'would have absolutely gotten' Libertarian nomination if he ran

Donald Trump said Sunday that, following an appearance at the Libertarian Party convention, he could not have been nominated by the party.
May 27, 2024 at 2:53 PM
Former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
May 24, 2024 at 9:06 PM

Trump, RFK Jr. in split-screen showdown at Libertarian National Convention

A split-screen showdown between Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will occur this weekend at the Libertarian National Convention.
May 24, 2024 at 9:06 PM
Former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
May 24, 2024 at 9:03 PM

Could RFK Jr., Libertarian Party team up? How it could be a game-changer for him

Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is set to speak Friday at the Libertarian Party's national convention. The party has ballot access in at least 37 states.
May 24, 2024 at 9:03 PM
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a rally, May 13, 2024, in Austin, Texas.
May 23, 2024 at 4:44 PM

Who is Nicole Shanahan, RFK Jr.'s running mate?

Nicole Shanahan is a 38-year-old lawyer and tech entrepreneur in the Bay Area.
May 23, 2024 at 4:44 PM
Nicole Shanahan, President of Bia-Echo Foundation, attends Gold House's Inaugural Gold Gala: A New Gold Age at Vibiana, May 21, 2022, in Los Angeles.
May 23, 2024 at 4:23 PM

Will RFK Jr. qualify for the June presidential debate?

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. would be the first independent or third-party candidate to qualify for a general election debate since 1992.
May 23, 2024 at 4:23 PM
Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could qualify to participate in CNN's June 27 presidential debate.
May 21, 2024 at 11:29 AM

As RFK Jr. seeks spot on debate stage, a look at the last independent to make it

Three decades after Perot participated in three presidential debates, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hopes to get on the debate stage, too.
May 21, 2024 at 11:29 AM
Governor Bill Clinton, incumbent President Bush, and independent candidate Ross Perot in the third presidential debate handshake exchange, East Lansing, MI, Oct. 19, 1992.
May 17, 2024 at 1:09 PM

After trying week, RFK Jr. brings Shanahan on campaign trail for rare appearance

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spent a week dogged by self-damaging rhetoric, but had good ballot access news this week.
May 17, 2024 at 1:09 PM
Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks to attendees during a campaign rally at Brazos Hall on May 13, 2024 in Austin, Texas.
May 9, 2024 at 1:47 PM

RFK Jr. claims doctor said parasite 'ate' part of his brain

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign on Wednesday is commenting on a New York Times report mentioning his claim that a worm was found in his brain more than a decade ago.
May 9, 2024 at 1:47 PM
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks to attendees during a press conference, May 1, 2024, in New York.
May 6, 2024 at 11:43 PM

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says poll shows he could beat Trump

In this installment of the 538 Politics podcast, we ask if a new poll from the Robert F. Kennedy Jr. campaign is a good or bad use of polling.
May 6, 2024 at 11:43 PM
VIDEO: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says poll shows he could beat Trump
May 3, 2024 at 9:15 PM

RFK Jr. contractor arrested for allegedly assaulting woman in New York

A key figure in Robert F. Kennedy Jr's effort to make the ballot in all 50 states was arrested Saturday in New York City for allegedly striking a woman.
May 3, 2024 at 9:15 PM
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks to attendees during a press conference, May 1, 2024, in New York.
1 month ago

RFK Jr.'s running mate, Nicole Shanahan, remains in the shadows

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s running mate Nicole Shanahan has been almost completely absent on the campaign trail.
1 month ago
Independent vice presidential candidate Nicole Shanahan speaks during a campaign event to announce Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. pick for a running mate, March 26, 2024, in Oakland, Calif.
1 month ago

RFK Jr. says he has ruled out Libertarian run for president

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has ruled out a run as a Libertarian candidate to assist in his efforts to get on the ballots in all 50 states.
1 month ago
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. attends a Cesar Chavez Day event at Union Station on March 30, 2024, in Los Angeles.
2 months ago

RFK Jr. consultant terminated after saying voting for him helps 'get rid of Biden'

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign ended its contract with a consultant seen on video encouraging people to vote for him to get "rid of Biden" even if it helps Trump
2 months ago
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a Cesar Chavez Day event at Union Station on March 30, 2024 in Los Angeles.
2 months ago

RFK Jr. says he 'made a mistake' after Jan. 6 comments

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Friday he is still “listening” to arguments about the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, to try to “hear every side.”
2 months ago
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a campaign event in Oakland, CA, March 26, 2024.
2 months ago

RFK Jr. suggests Biden is ‘much worse threat to democracy’ than Trump

RFK Jr. on Tuesday doubled down on his suggestion that Biden is a greater threat to democracy than Trump
2 months ago
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a Cesar Chavez Day event at Union Station, on March 30, 2024, in Los Angeles.
2 months ago

RFK Jr.'s ability to sway 2024 election depends on ballot access: Where he stands

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. rejected that he selected lawyer Nicole Shanahan as his running mate because she is wealthy enough to help fund his effort to access states' ballot.
2 months ago
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. attends a Cesar Chavez Day event at Union Station on March 30, 2024 in Los Angeles.
2 months ago

Tulsi Gabbard turned down RFK Jr.'s offer to be his running mate, she says

Tulsi Gabbard declined an offer to be Robert F. Kennedy Jr's running mate in his independent presidential bid, she tells ABC News
2 months ago
Tulsi Gabbard attends a live taping of Hannity at Fox News Channel Studios, Sept. 13, 2023, in New York. Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a Cesar Chavez Day, March 30, 2024, in Los Angeles.
2 months ago

RFK Jr.'s sister Rory is 'concerned' his presidential bid could help Trump over Biden

RFK Jr.'s sister Rory Kennedy said that his bid for the White House makes her "very concerned" about the likelihood it could prompt a Trump victory over Biden
2 months ago
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a Cesar Chavez Day event at Union Station on March 30, 2024 in Los Angeles.
2 months ago

RFK Jr. names lawyer Nicole Shanahan as his running mate

The independent candidate announced his choice at an event in Oakland.
2 months ago
Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. waves on stage with Nicole Shanahan after announcing her as his running mate, during a campaign event, on March 26, 2024, in Oakland, Calif.
2 months ago

RFK Jr. to announce running mate after process full of speculation

RFK Jr. will unveil his running mate Tuesday in Oakland.
2 months ago
Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaks during a campaign event, Oct. 9, 2023, in Philadelphia.
2 months ago

Will RFK Jr. and third-party contenders even make the ballot in November?

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and third-party candidates face a difficult road to qualifying for the ballot in November.
2 months ago
Independent and third-party presidential candidates need to meet state-by-state requirements to appear on the ballot.
2 months ago

RFK Jr. praises Aaron Rodgers as quarterback denies sharing Sandy Hook conspiracy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. likes that Aaron Rodgers, whom he is eyeing to be his running mate, is a "critical thinker" and is "battle tested," he said
2 months ago
Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., speaks during a campaign event at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Oct. 12, 2023, in Miami.
2 months ago

Closer look at RFK's campaign as he teases running mate: Eclectic donors, Dem attacks

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s independent presidential campaign is approaching several key milestones as Democratic scrutiny of him ramps up
2 months ago
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. hosts a fireside chat with rapper and producer Eric B. at The Gentleman's Factory on February 18, 2024 in New York City.
2 months ago

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. mulls over running mate choice

Kennedy says New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura lead the pack of potential Vice President candidates. Kennedy will announce his selection March 26th.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. mulls over running mate choice