Latest Robert F. Kennedy Jr. News

Why Robert F. Kennedy's Jr.'s current presidential polling numbers might not hold up into November

Jun. 09, 2024 08:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has reached 15% or more in three approved national polls. One more, and he will have met one of CNN's benchmarks to qualify for the debate June 27 with Democratic President Joe Biden and presumptive Republican nominee...

Kennedy says he has secured ballot access in enough states to win. That's not yet true

Jun. 07, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., claimed Friday that he's qualified for the ballot in enough states to win the presidency as an independent candidate, but there's a major caveat: at least 10 of the states have not certified his candidacy. Kennedy is racing to secure a place on...

RFK Jr. sues Nevada's top election official over ballot access as he scrambles to join debate stage

Jun. 03, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s campaign filed a lawsuit Friday against Nevada’s top election official, alleging a requirement that independent candidates must name their running mate by the time they start gathering signatures for ballot access is unconstitutional. ...

More presidential candidates could be on North Carolina ballot with signature drives

Jun. 03, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This fall's presidential ballot in battleground North Carolina appears poised to lengthen after three political movements seeking to run candidates filed voter signature lists with state election officials by a Monday deadline. Groups that want Robert F....

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. files complaint over rules for CNN's presidential debate next month

May. 29, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed an election complaint Wednesday alleging CNN is colluding with Democratic President Joe Biden and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to exclude him from a debate the network is hosting next month. ...

Kennedy condemns the removal of Confederate monuments

May. 28, 2024 20:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has condemned the removal of Confederate statues, saying he had a “visceral reaction against" the destruction of monuments honoring southern leaders from the Civil War. Robert E. Lee, the top Confederate...

Libertarians nominate Chase Oliver for president, spurning both Trump and Kennedy

May. 26, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Libertarian Party on Sunday nominated party activist Chase Oliver for president, rejecting former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after they each spoke at the party's convention. Third parties have rarely been competitive in U.S. presidential...

Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

May. 26, 2024 01:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was booed repeatedly while addressing the Libertarian Party National Convention on Saturday night, with many in the crowd shouting insults and decrying him for things like his COVID-19 policies, running up towering federal deficits and lying about his political...

Kennedy blasts Biden, Trump over pandemic measures in pitch at Libertarian convention

May. 24, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. accused Joe Biden and Donald Trump Friday of trampling on personal liberties in response to the pandemic that spanned their presidencies. Kennedy, who has long claimed to be a victim of government and media censorship of his...

Here's how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could make the first debate stage under stringent Biden-Trump rules

May. 18, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has long argued that the biggest hurdle of his presidential campaign is the perception that independent candidates can't win. He has looked to the debates as a singular opportunity to stand alongside Joe Biden and Donald Trump in front of a massive audience. ...