Jorgensen, Cohen advocate individual freedom, support down-ballot candidates

GREENVILLE, S.C.; September 25, 2020—  The Libertarian presidential campaign of Dr. Jo Jorgensen and her running mate Jeremy “Spike” Cohen will visit the Twin Cities area today and Madison, Wisc. on Saturday, as part of the pair’s third campaign bus tour.

Throughout the tours, Jorgensen and Cohen have been rallying supporters to their Libertarian platform, which includes bringing troops stationed overseas home to protect our own soil and shores, enabling a truly free market for health care, and reducing the federal government’s size and scope, so that, for example, future pandemics will not cost the country so dearly.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a tale of two Americas,” Dr. Jorgensen explained. “One, of the people who stood ready to solve our problems quickly, and the other, of federal bureaucrats whose ineptitude severely delayed access to vital testing. The solution is to remove red tape and regulations so that consumers can get treatments and test products as quickly as possible.”

On Friday in Burnsville, Minn., Mr. Cohen will participate in a rally with down-ballot candidates and take media interviews. Burnsville City Councilmember Cara Schulz, who is running for re-election, will be a featured speaker at the rally, along with Chris Klavetter, a St. Paul firefighter and the Libertarian Party (LP) candidate for Burnsville mayor.

“We are extremely excited to have the Jorgensen–Cohen campaign bus tour swing through Minnesota,” said Chris Holbrook, chair of LP Minnesota. “As the only 50-state presidential ticket not entrenched in the establishment, their independent message is a breath of fresh air.” 

On Saturday, Dr. Jorgensen will appear at a rally in Madison, Wisc., and speak to supporters, voters, and media. Joining her on the program will be Reese Wood, the 2020 Libertarian candidate for Wisconsin state assembly (Dist. 44), and Brian Defferding, vice chair of LP Wisconsin and a Libertarian candidate for Winnebago County Board (Dist. 6).

“Jo Jorgensen is the presidential candidate capable of both inspiring her fellow Libertarians and creating real change for real people,” said Wood. “As a Libertarian candidate for state assembly, I am incredibly inspired.”

Recent polls have shown Jorgensen reaching 5 percent in some states, an important threshold for the LP’s future ballot access. On Nov. 3, voters in all 50 states (plus D.C.) will have a freedom-focused option on their ballot, as a result of intense efforts by Libertarian petitioners.

The candidates’ campaign stops feature down-ticket candidates, include media availability, and are scheduled as follows (subject to change; times shown in local time zone):

Friday, September 25; Burnsville, Minnesota: Jeremy “Spike” Cohen
5:45–7 P.M.: Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Avenue

Saturday, September 26; Madison, Wisconsin: Dr. Jo Jorgensen
5:45–7 P.M.: Wisconsin State Capitol: 2 East Main Street

On Saturday, Cohen will hold campaign events in New York, while Jorgensen will be motoring to a Sunday bus-tour rally in Indiana. For a full list of the candidates’ upcoming campaign events, visit

Media advisory: Rain or shine! The candidate will have media availability at most tour stops. A mult box will be available at the rallies, although no risers. Personal distancing protocols will be followed; hand sanitizer and masks will be provided.

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