Candidate Makes History in New York

Ken Armstrong, former nonprofit executive, NATO base commander, and U.S. Consul Representative, is declaring an historic first in the state of New York. Armstrong is the first and only Libertarian to have qualified by petition for the New York primary election for President of the United States.

Armstrong was twice elected to Honolulu County office, and was once nominated as Federal Executive of the Year.

In an announcement to supporters tonight, Armstrong said, “While I’m happy for the boost this gives our campaign, I’m more pleased at the progress this makes for ballot access in New York.”

Armstrong gave credit to his dedicated team of volunteers in the Empire State. “With very little information and a short time to accomplish their goal,” Armstrong said, “these incredible people showed what focus and hard work can do.”

Armstrong is quick to point out that the victory is much more important than one candidate or campaign. “The two major parties in the U.S. have been doing their best to restrict ballot access,” he said. “They do this by creating impediments to access, and by pretending that they are the only legitimate holders of power in the country. They marginalize anyone who challenges that power.”

Armstrong said he isn’t hoping for a clear field in the primary. “A lot of candidates hope to run unopposed,” he said. “I believe it’s good for the people of New York to hear a number of good Libertarian voices.” Armstrong points out that other candidates might be allowed to place their names on the ballot through a loophole which allows nationally recognized campaigns to be listed. Ben Carson used that loophole to be included in the Republican primary in the state in 2016. “There are some great voices for freedom in the Libertarian Party,” Armstrong said. “I hope New Yorkers get to hear from more of them.”

Contact:
Ken Armstrong
www.armstrong2020.com

Additional information:
https://www.elections.ny.gov/…/WhoFiled_2020_PresPrimary_02…

Presidential Candidate Commitment to Media

Despite the fact that Libertarian candidates are largely ignored by mainstream media, at least one of those candidates is still a strong advocate of media access and freedom of the press.

Ken Armstrong, the former nonprofit executive, NATO base commander, and elected official running for the Libertarian nomination for President of the United States, has announced the media relations policy that he will take to the White House.

“Openness to the media can’t depend on getting the kind of coverage we want,” Armstrong said. “The more honest and open we are, the more likely we are to get favorable coverage. But even if we don’t, that openness is always the best way to do our jobs.”

Armstrong has laid out a four-point policy that he says will drive his administration’s relationship with the press corps.

• The office of White House Press Secretary will make its first priority to act as advocate for media to the President and executive branch. Rather than a monologue of White House messaging, the press secretary will be tasked with dialogue and maximum coordination.

• The White House Press Corps will be allowed to select its members to be “embedded” on a rotating basis for pooled access whenever possible, if logistics prohibit access by the entire group. This will include many meetings and events to which the media is not normally granted direct access, and will not depend on the administration’s opinion of reporters’ coverage.

• Armstrong commits to being honest and forthcoming in his responses to inquiries, both now and in the future.

• Armstrong says that his administration will explore legal and ethical ways to give the media increased access to classified operations.

Armstrong said that in a recent conversation, a journalist with a major outlet told him they don’t normally cover Libertarian candidates, “because you’re not relevant.”

Armstrong’s reply to the journalist was, “And you’re going to make sure it stays that way, aren’t you?” He said the reporter didn’t respond.

Armstrong said the increased warfare between politicians and press has resulted in increasingly closed and partisan behavior on both sides. “The only way to end this problem,” he said, “is to refuse to be a part of it.”

Armstrong was the media relations officer for the 14th Coast Guard District, covering most of the Pacific Ocean region. During a major human smuggling operation, Armstrong coordinated response to press with the White House Situation Room. During his tour, he received praise from both media and his superiors. His staff won government and private awards for excellence.

Contact:
Ken Armstrong
Email reboot2020@usa.com

Additional Information:
www.armstrong2020.com
www.fec.gov (Candidate ID: P00012104)

Ken calls Larry Sharpe “a genuine force of nature.”

LIVE with Ken Armstrong, Libertarian Candidate for President, at the Manhattan Diner in NYC.

Posted by Larry Sharpe, Libertarian on Monday, September 9, 2019

Ken calls Larry Sharpe “a genuine force of nature.” On September 9, 2019, these two men who are changing the face of American politics met at Manhattan Diner in New York City.

“Homeless” Presidential Candidate Heading to ND

Ken Armstrong, the former NATO commander and U.S. Consul representative now running for President as a Libertarian, will be in North Dakota later this week.

Armstrong is traveling the country with his dog Duke for one year, living from his car and in “budget” hotels, building name recognition, picking up endorsements, “but especially,” he says, “learning more about America and about what has taken us to the crisis we face as a nation.”

Following extended visits to Mexico, which included talking with members of the “caravans” making their way through that country, Armstrong has met in the U.S. with homeless people, business leaders, and people of all classes. His purpose, he says, is to listen, but also to share the message that Americans need to practice civility and respect, “or the Republic is lost.”

He says the lack of respect and civility in our government and culture are signs of a constitutional crisis threatening the fabric of the country.

On this leg of the journey is his wife, Dawn Midori Armstrong. Now in Minnesota, the Armstrongs plan to visit North Dakota by midweek. While in the state, they hope simply to connect with local people, and learn more about ND issues.

Contact:
Ken Armstrong
Email reboot2020@usa.com

Additional Information:
www.armstrong2020.com
www.fec.gov (Candidate ID: P00012104)

“Homeless” Presidential Candidate in Minneapolis Area

Ken Armstrong, the former NATO commander and U.S. Consul representative now running for President as a Libertarian, is taking a brief break visiting family in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Armstrong is traveling the country with his dog Duke for one year, living from his car and in “budget” hotels, building name recognition, picking up endorsements, “but especially,” he says, “learning more about America and about what has taken us to the crisis we face as a nation.”

Following extended visits to Mexico, which included talking with members of the “caravans” making their way through that country, Armstrong has met in the U.S. with homeless people, business leaders, and people of all classes. His purpose, he says, is to listen, but also to share the message that Americans need to practice civility and respect, “or the Republic is lost.”

He says the lack of respect and civility in our government and culture are signs of a constitutional crisis threatening the fabric of the country.

On this leg of the journey is his wife, Dawn Midori Armstrong. The two are visiting in St. Louis Park at the home of Dawn Armstrong’s cousin, Lynn Fernandez and her husband Mike. The Armstrongs plan to resume their journey by midweek, heading west through North Dakota.

Contact:
Ken Armstrong
Email reboot2020@usa.com
Phone/text:

Additional Information:
www.armstrong2020.com
www.fec.gov (Candidate ID: P00012104)