Sunday, February 17, 2019

2016 Libertarian veep nominee Bill Weld returns to Republican Party

Bill Weld
by Laurel J. Sweet, Boston Herald

The next presidential election isn’t until 2020, but speculation is already off to the races.

High-powered Hub attorney William F. Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts and the Libertarian Party’s 2016 nominee for vice president, has rejoined the Republican Party that made him a rising political star.
Gale McHugo, Canton’s assistant town clerk, said Weld, 73, came in Jan. 17 and changed his party affiliation from Libertarian to Republican with a form process that took “less than a minute". It was very matter of fact and the same thing we would do for any voter.
“He did not say a word about running for president,” McHugo responded when the Herald pressed. “We don’t ask.”
Weld, who owns a century-old $1.26 million manse in town with novelist wife Leslie Marshall, 65, “was very personable,” McHugo said.
Weld did not immediately respond to a request for comment...
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3 comments:

American Free Soil Party said...

He announced Friday that he is forming an exploratory committee to run against Trump in the GOP primaries next year.

Cody Quirk said...

There will be a follow-up article soon.

NewFederalist said...

I wonder how he plans to finesse his way back to the LP when his GOP plan crashes and burns!