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VIDEO: RFK Jr. Announces Presidential Run As Independent Candidate

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who had been vying for the Democratic nomination for president, announced in Philadelphia on Monday he will now run as an independent.

The newly-independent candidate first launched his presidential bid in April, and has been critical of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC’s) rules for aiding President Joe Biden and not hosting primary debates. Kennedy said in a speech that America must declare independence from corporations, “Big Pharma,” “Big Tech,” the “mercenary media,” “cynical elites” and the Democrat and Republican parties.

“The good news is that people like yourselves are finally fed up. Something is stirring in us that says it doesn’t have to be this way. People stop me everywhere — in airports, at hotels, in malls, on the street — and they remind me that this country is ready for history-making change. They are ready to reclaim their freedom, their independence,” said Kennedy. “And that’s why I’m here today. I’m here to declare myself an independent candidate. An independent candidate for president of the United States. That’s not all. I’m here to join you in making a new declaration of independence for our entire nation.”

Prior to his announcement, Kennedy’s campaign planned to release “attack ads” against the DNC to “pave the way” for the 2024 hopeful’s party affiliation switch.

The 2024 hopeful has focused his campaign on ending “the corrupt merger of state and corporate power,” and has garnered the support of several prominent public figures, including Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and actors Woody Harrelson and Pierce Brosnan.

Kennedy has repeatedly split from the modern Democratic Party on his views of the Ukraine war, censorship, the COVID-19 vaccine and other issues, and criticized Biden for supporting continued aid to Ukraine in an interview with Daily Caller News Foundation co-founder Tucker Carlson.

The RealClearPolitics (RCP) average for a 2024 national Democratic primary, based on polls conducted between Sept. 9 and Sept. 29, indicates Biden is leading the field by 50 points, followed by Kennedy at 14.9% and self-help author Marianne Williamson at 4.8%.

The 2024 general election could see multiple third-party candidates, including Kennedy, Green Party candidate Cornel West, a Libertarian Party candidate and potentially a candidate for No Labels, a centrist organization that has been flirting with a ticket. While some Democrats are concerned that third-party candidates could siphon off more votes from Biden than Trump, Kennedy has argued otherwise in his case.

A Reuters/Ipsos survey released Thursday indicated that Kennedy would pull support from both Biden and former President Donald Trump as an independent, garnering 14% of the vote. Trump and Biden both received 35% of the vote in a head-to-head race, but dropped to 33% and 31%, respectively, in a three-way matchup with Kennedy where 9% said they wouldn’t vote and 13% were unsure.

“I take more votes from President Trump than I do from President Biden,” Kennedy previously said on Sept. 25.

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MARY LOU MASTERS

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‘Playing Spoiler’: Multiple Third-Party Candidates Could Spell Bad News For Biden In 2024

  • Multiple third-party candidates could sway the 2024 presidential election in key battleground states if there’s a rematch between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden, political observers and polling analysts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • Green Party candidate Cornel West, a Libertarian Party candidate, a No Labels candidate and likely Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could all be on the ballot in 2024, which could siphon off more support from Biden than Trump, polling analysts and political strategists told the DCNF.
  • “I can imagine a world in which we have two, three, four legitimate third parties, and unlike usual, all in they’ll get 1%, 2%, they might get 5% or 6% — and that, without a doubt, is going to be the most important element of this election,” Mike McKenna, GOP consultant and president of MWR Strategies, told the DCNF.

With another close presidential election expected in 2024, third parties are likely to impact the general election in key battleground states if there’s a rematch between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden, polling analysts and political observers told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Multiple third-party candidates could be on the ballot in 2024, including a Green Party candidate, a No Labels candidate, a Libertarian Party candidate and likely Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as an independent. Several polling analysts and political strategists believe that the additional third-party candidates will likely siphon off more support from Biden, which could allow Trump to return to the White House in 2024, they told the DCNF.

“If there is a rematch between Biden and Trump, there are going to be a significant number of voters who hold negative views of both candidates, given that both have favorability numbers only around 40% and unfavourability over 50%. Those are conditions ripe for heightened third-party voting,” Kyle Kondik, nonpartisan polling analyst and managing editor for Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, told the DCNF. “I wouldn’t expect the third-party vote to be all that large, but the margins in key states are likely to be so small that the third-party candidates could end up playing spoiler.”

Cornel West is running for the Green Party nomination, many are running for the Libertarian Party nomination and centrist organization No Labels is considering running a third-party ticket in 2024, with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin often mentioned as a potential contender. Kennedy, who is currently seeking the Democratic Party nomination, is expected to switch his party affiliation to run as an independent in Philadelphia on Oct. 9.

Many attribute Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016 to Green Party candidate Jill Stein, arguing if Stein’s votes went to Clinton, Trump wouldn’t have won. Some have signaled a similar phenomenon is likely to play out in 2024, but at a larger scale with the potential for more third-party candidates on the ballot, they told the DCNF.

“Jill Stein did win enough votes to tip Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to President Trump…third parties have a long history of spoiling,” Bruce Mehlman, political analyst and founder of Mehlman Consulting, told the DCNF. “The calculus by most observers appears to be that while Joe Biden has a slightly higher ceiling than Donald Trump, he also has a lower floor than Donald Trump. And the fear among Democrats is that a third party will take more voters from Biden than they will take from Trump.”

Mike McKenna, GOP consultant and president of MWR Strategies, echoed Mehlman’s sentiment, and told the DCNF the “fundamental reason” Clinton lost was due to Stein’s candidacy.

“The election in 2024 looks remarkably similar, with one important exception, and that is 70% of the voters don’t want either of these guys to run,” said McKenna. “I can imagine a world in which we have two, three, four legitimate third parties, and unlike usual, all in they’ll get 1%, 2%, they might get 5% or 6% — and that, without a doubt, is going to be the most important element of this election.”

McKenna added that because Biden’s support is “much softer” than Trump’s, these third-party candidates will likely take more of the president’s votes away, which is key in battleground states that could come down to a few thousand votes.

An Emerson College survey released in early August indicated that Trump and Biden were tied for a head-to-head matchup in the battleground state of Michigan. With West in the mix, Trump would beat Biden by 2 points, followed by the Green Party candidate at 4%, according to the poll.

Since the election will likely be “incredibly close,” a third-party candidate could win enough votes in a swing state to sway the election, said Mehlman. If 2024 isn’t a rematch between Trump and Biden, McKenna and Melhman don’t think third parties will have as much of an effect, as there will be “less of a desire for change” among voters, said Melhman.

A majority of voters in eight battleground states — Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — don’t want either Trump or Biden to run for another term, according to a No Labels/HarrisX survey. The poll suggested that 63% of voters would “consider voting for a moderate or independent candidate” if there’s a rematch between Trump and Biden.

The RealClearPolitics (RCP) average for a 2024 national Republican and Democratic primary, based on the most recent polling, indicates Trump and Biden are leading their respective fields by 42 points and 50 points, respectively. Trump is currently winning against Biden by 1.3 points in a general election matchup, according to the RCP average.

The Green Party has ballot access in 17 states and Washington, D.C., according to its website. No Labels has secured ballot access in ten states — Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, South Dakota, Nevada and Florida — and is planning to get to 28 states by the end of the year.

John McLaughlin, CEO and partner of McLaughlin & Associates, a polling firm that works closely with the Trump campaign, told the DCNF that Democrats are concerned that voting for a third-party candidate is “a vote for Trump.”

“They know Trump’s base is like very, very solid — much more so than Biden’s. And most of the votes that go for these independents are pulled from Joe Biden, not from Donald Trump, and Trump’s already ahead,” said McLaughlin, referring to a survey he shared with the DCNF that has Trump leading Biden by 4 points.

In a three-way general election matchup between Trump, Biden and West, the former president secured 43% of the vote, followed by Biden at 38% and West at 6%, according to the poll conducted between Sept. 22 and Sept. 26. In a four-way race with Manchin as the No Labels’ candidate, Trump led with 40%, and Biden garnered 36%, Manchin received 6% and West had 4%.

“Polling generally suggests that Biden is a little bit more hurt than third parties than Trump, but that’s not automatically how it would have to end up,” said Kondik.

Jon McHenry, a GOP polling analyst and vice president at North Star Opinion Research, isn’t convinced third parties will advantage one party over the other in 2024, he told the DCNF.

“I could see, depending on who No Labels nominates, that being sort of a safety valve for some, probably not Republicans, but at least sort of conservative-leaning independents, who just can’t pull the trigger for Biden again, but they’re also like, ‘you know what, I sort of think Trump committed treason, and, you know, maybe by that point he’s found guilty on a felony charge or five,’” said McHenry. “So I think it could affect, assuming Trump is the nominee, Trump as much as it affects Biden.”

Trump, Biden, West, Kennedy, Manchin, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party and No Labels did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s requests for comment.

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MARY LOU MASTERS

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RFK Jr. Names The Three Major Corporations He Thinks Control The World And How They’re Screwing Us

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. doubled-down on claims that three major corporations are destroying America during a Saturday interview on “The Tim Dillon Show.”

RFK Jr. seems to be the only 2024 presidential contender who wants to take on the globalist elites attempting to eradicate the fundamental right to American freedom. And for some reason, no one is taking him seriously.

While chatting with comedian-savant Tim Dillon, RFK Jr. doubled down on his analysis of BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard, whose leadership have made it almost impossible for young Americans to buy homes. As it becomes more difficult to own a property, the quality of career growth and family formation declines nationally.

“Three giant companies, BlackRock, State Street, and Vanguard … who all own each other …” RFK Jr. explained. “They’re the biggest companies in the world. Rich, and they … own, I think they own 88 percent of the S&P 500 … and now they’ve decided they’re going to buy every single family home in America. They’re on track now to control, to own the corporate control of 60 percent of the single family homes in America within six years.”

These three companies operate under some type of shell corporation, RFK Jr. continued, and the purpose of their massive housing buy-up is to advance the Great Reset, and enact the will of the World Economic Forum. “You will own nothing, and you will be happy,” is the WEF’s Great Reset motto, and it’s coming to fruition right under our noses.

I was contacted by the corporate communications team at BlackRock in September, who claimed that “BlackRock is an active investor in the U.S. real estate market, but we are not among the institutional investors buying single-family houses.”

I asked Alexander Williams, BlackRock’s rep, to clarify whether they engaged in home purchases through shell and shadow corporations, and to prove that all claims made by RFK Jr. were false. He stopped responding — so you tell me who is the more trustworthy and believable person in this debate?

For what it’s worth, I can’t vote. And I have yet to find any evidence that any politician, from any party, is actually a good person. But at least RFK Jr. is pointing at the real problems in America, those who are causing them and what we can do to stop things from getting worse.

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RFK Jr’s New Border Documentary Reveals Biden Policy Failures

Presidential candidate takes eye-opening trip to Arizona’s border crisis.


YUMA, Ariz. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A presidential hopeful’s new documentary showcases the realities of the U.S. southern border crisis. On Aug. 5, Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. released an 18-minute film of his June visit to the border in Yuma, Arizona.

“Most of the movement at the border is at this crossing between 1 and 3 a.m. I came down here because I want to see firsthand what the problem is and get as many ideas as possible about the best way to solve this problem,” remarked Kennedy during his late-night adventure.

Kennedy admitted that he was surprised to discover that many of the people who crossed illegally that night were not from Central America.

“I’m at the border wall around Yuma, Arizona. It’s about two o’clock in the morning,” explained the presidential candidate. “We’ve watched about 150 people come across. I was expecting that most of the people would be from Central America. This is really extraordinary.”

In a TikTok video he posted at the time, Kennedy revealed that the migrants he talked to were from West Africa, Peru, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, India, China, Tibet and Nepal.

“Altogether, people have come from 117 nations in the last couple years,” he reported in his social media post.

Kennedy shockingly revealed, “Of all of these people, only one of them said that they were here for asylum. The rest of them are here for work, for better lives, doing things that we all want for ourselves.”

The politician’s next stop was at 10 a.m. at the Regional Center for Border Health, where the migrants are brought on buses to be processed.

While there, Kennedy spoke with Amanda Aguirre, the President and CEO of the RCBH. The two discussed how Aguirre’s team makes sure the immigrants are healthy enough to travel and then sends them on buses to every city in the country.

Aguirre revealed, “We coordinate with the airport in Phoenix, and out they go to their final destination the same day.”

“Most people bring the money or have a sponsor that buys their ticket,” the CEO continued. Kennedy asked her, “What happens if the family doesn’t have the money for a plane ticket?” She replied, “FEMA reimburses us. We can buy the ticket.”

Kennedy’s next stop in the video was at the Morelos Dam Gap, where he talked to retired chief border patrol agent Chris Clem.

Clem explained the infamous gap was caused by President Biden halting the construction of the Trump border wall.

“It’s done just the opposite of what they’re trying to accomplish from a humanitarian standpoint. When you are giving people, you know, an opportunity to come here the wrong way because the policies allow them to do that, that’s exploiting people,” expressed Clem.

Kennedy showed the millions of dollars of construction equipment wasted due to the border wall drama on Capitol Hill.

“What you’re seeing behind me here are millions and millions of dollars of materials, including these steel [sic], that were purchased by the Trump administration to complete the construction of the wall,” Kennedy pointed out. “When the Biden Administration came in, it didn’t want to complete the wall, and they left material to languish and bought new fencing.”

Jonathan Lines, the supervisor of District 2 in Yuma County, told Kennedy that “this is where Secretary Mayorkas told me he would fill in nine of the 11 gaps. So 18 months later, we see maybe 50 feet completed.

“Now, the difference between this product and the other product: This has a 10-foot foundation going into the ground, so it’s almost impossible to go under.” Lines continued. “The other new fencing being installed: the foundations are on the top of the ground, so you don’t necessarily have that secondary protection under the ground.”

Lines then explained why that matters: “We’ve seen them start to use horizontal drilling machines to burrow under and use the bank teller type of tubes to send Fentanyl and other drugs across the border.”

District supervisors reported they’ve seen about 2,000 people crossing per day. According to a graphic in the video, 310,000 illegal aliens crossed the border through Yuma in 2022.

Lines next showed Kennedy an area known as the “rape tree.”

Lines states, “We would see Plan B — which is the day after, the morning-after pill — found all throughout the ground, where the cartel, after taking advantage and raping women and young children as young as 12; it’s been reported to us. They would force them to take the Plan B and then send them along their way.”

A graphic shown in the video depicts this statistic: “As of April 2023, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement is unable to account for the whereabouts of 85,000 migrant children who entered the U.S. in the previous two years.”

Yuma’s mayor, Douglas Nicholls, sat down with Kennedy and discussed the tactics that cartels use to get dangerous individuals into the country.

“They can push through 300 people. They know the U.S. Border Patrol is going to surge to take care of the people, and then an hour later they could be coming through with a large drug load,” proclaimed Nicholls. “They do the same thing with terrorists, and they do the same thing with gang members that they want in the country. They’ll do those diversionary tactics to keep our border patrol occupied.”

Kennedy ended the video with some reflections on his experiences.

“After visiting the border, I’ve come to understand that the open-border policy is just a way of funding a multi-billion dollar drug and human trafficking operation for the Mexican drug cartels.”

He then made this promise:

When I’m president, I will secure the border, which will end the cartel’s drug trafficking economy, and I will build wide doors for those who wish to enter legally, so that the United States can continue to be a beacon to the world where diversity and culture make us great.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was raised Catholic, but the Democratic candidate is a major supporter of the man-made climate change narrative and a supporter of abortion.

One group complicit in the border crisis that Kennedy did not mention is the U.S. Catholic bishops, who have made billions of dollars profiting off illegal immigration.

The Deposit of Faith Coalition’s recent press conference in Washington, D.C., exposed the bishops’ Marxist push for open borders.

Speaker Sheena Rodriguez, president and founder of the Alliance for a Safe Texas, declared:

Catholic Charities and the Conference of Catholic Bishops displayed strong public opposition against the recent congressional Secure the Border Act of 2023, along with continued opposition against the building of the southern wall and any efforts that they perceive or categorize as “restricting asylum,” claiming that it would “cause the United States to violate its international obligations.”

“Catholic Charities often teams up with other open-border advocacy groups such as RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. RAICES maintains deep ties with several Soros-funded groups,” continued Rodriguez.

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