May 16, 2020
Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan said Saturday that he would not run a 3rd party campaign for president in 2020.
Amash, who left the Republican Party last summer to become an independent, announced in late April that he was forming an exploratory committee to seek the presidency. He officially joined the Libertarian Party, becoming its first U.S. House member. He was expected to seek the party's nomination at its convention later this month.
As Michigan law precludes running for both president and congress, Amash said at the time he would not seek reelection to his House seat. It is not clear if his position on that will shift with today's announcement.
On one of the busier days of the reshuffled calendar, Joe Biden has a chance to clinch the nomination. However, a late change in Pennsylvania may delay that opportunity.
An increasingly blue state overall, the Cascade mountain range marks both a physical and political separation between largely liberal and conservative populations.
At the presidential level, the Magnolia State has voted for only one Democratic nominee since 1960. The population demographics drive remarkably consistent results every four years.
Rescheduled from April 4, this party primary was conducted exclusively by mail
15 seats were updated, 7 of which moved to safe for the November elections