Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff has decided to seek the presidential nomination of the Reform Party. Kotlikoff is also running for the Americans Elect nomination, and is currently fourth among declared candidates in supporters, behind former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer (another Reform Party candidate), former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, and activist Michealene Risley.
The Reform Party made the announcement Wednesday in an e-mail that encouraged its members to help the party’s candidates win the Americans Elect nomination:
The Reform Party has a unique opportunity this year to have our candidate on ALL 50 state ballot lines! We can do this by using our existing Reform Party ballot lines, petitioning our candidate onto a handful more, and by petitioning for our potential nominees at Americans Elect (www.americanselect.org).Americans Elect is a ‘nonpartisan presidential draft’ organization that has obtained ballot lines and created a way for ANY VOTER to vote for their desired candidate. The Reform Party is encouraging our members to find and support a Reform Party candidate on Americans Elect.