Randy Stufflbeam, the Constitution Party National Vice-Chairman, was considering running for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Illinois in 2014. He created an exploratory committee and even a draft website. However, today he announced he will not seek the office after all. The following was posted on the Randy Stufflebeam for U.S. Senate 2014 Facebook group today:
As you all are aware, I have been considering a run for the U.S. Senate for several months now. In fact, I was just completing my website (mostly finishing up modifications to the “Issues” to reflect a U.S. Senate race, vice a Governor’s race) with the anticipation of announcing the race within the next several weeks.
Due to circumstances that have arisen which I believe would hamper any real effort at winning the race for U.S. Senate, I have decided to make it official:
I WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR U.S. SENATE IN 2014.
To be honest, I have not had a clear sense of calling this time as I have had in the past and had been dragging my heels in making an official announcement. While I was NOT “casting a fleece” to get a clear sign from God, I believe that message was delivered this past week.
I just wanted to let everyone know how much I have appreciated the confidence and support that I have received over the years. I can not really begin to adequately express my gratitude, so I pray that a heart felt THANK YOU will suffice.
This now clears the way for me to focus my attention throughout the next couple of years towards building the Constitution Party and not getting sidetracked by running a race for office.
One of my goals is to focus on my radio broadcasts & speaking and polishing my skills so as to promote the party effectively and to begin raising enough money to support myself and digging out of the financial hell-hole that we’ve been in since running for the U.S. Senate in 2010.
I will be speaking at the Wisconsin’s State Convention in April just before the National Committee Meeting, and at the Committee meeting will be speaking about the Radio shows that I have been doing. (Actually, I have asked Darrell Castle to assist me in doing a 15 minute show, advertising what we are doing).
Your prayers would be appreciated as I seek to fulfill that which I know that I have been called to do and that is to stand for our Constitution and my belief is that the best way to do that is to see to the election of men and women who will make that stand in our governments.
I pray God’s blessings upon you all and look forward to our continued working together in this great endeavor.
Yours in Liberty