Governor Amy Oaksmith (Liberty Party-D7) announced today that she will indeed run for the presidency for a second time, adding to the list of presidential contenders from the Liberty Party.
Governor Oaksmith is a two-term governor of District 7, a well-known swing district. She is also well-known for her vice presidential run and even more so for her run for the presidential nomination of the Liberty Party last election. She placed second to then-Vice President Celine Oswald in a airtight contest that forced the first-ever national runoff vote for a presidential nomination. The Vice President would then later face off against then-Secretary Rick Canth in what was undoubtedly one of the largest political wars in history, losing the presidency while easily winning the popular vote.
Governor Oaksmith will now face off against several high-profile contenders for the Liberty Party nomination. Current contenders include:
- Former VP and previous nominee Celine Oswald (D13)
- Current VP Dale Wilson (D4)
- Senator Peeta Mellark (D12)
- Governor Gale Hawthorne (D2/D15)
- Governor Rosalie Descoteaux (D14)
Governor Oaksmith is highly viewed within the Liberty Party at this current point in time, with her ratings lying at 78% favorable/16% unfavorable/6% not sure. This gives her an automatic boost into the top tier of the field. That being said, the “top tier” is virtually the entire field, but the benefit of having a non-controversial governorship, nearly-successful campaigns, and a high favorability rating means that Amy Oaksmith is already ahead of the pack.