Former Savannah State football coach Robby Wells has dropped out of the race for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination to seek the Constitution Party nod. This comes after Wells’s campaign manager sent out a cryptic message last Thursday announcing that Wells would “join a party” on January 16. The latest message from the campaign, sent out today confirms that the party referenced is in fact the Constitution Party.
In an e-mail about the news, Wells writes:
I will be joining the Constitution Party tomorrow, and seeking their nomination. I have been an independent since I announced back in November. Since then, two parties have been recruiting me, and I have chosen the Constitution Party.
When asked if he would continue his run for the presidential nomination of the Reform Party, presumably the other party he mentions above, Wells says, “I am only seeking the nomination of the Constitution Party.”
Wells’s name was listed on the Reform Party website’s list of presidential candidates, but has since been removed. Only fitness model Andre Barnett and Earth Intelligence Network CEO Robert David Steele remain as candidates for the party’s nomination.
According to Politics1, in addition to Wells, other candidates seeking the Constitution Party presidential nomination include businessman J.L. Mealer, Tea Party activist Laurie Roth, and retired Navy commander Bill Tucker.
Former Republican Congressman Virgil Goode of Virginia is considered a potential candidate.
The Constitution Party National Convention will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee.