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Tom Hoefling

Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling (born December 20, 1960) is an American activist and politician. He is the founder and national chairman of America's Party[1] as well as the party's 2012 presidential nominee.[2][3] Hoefling has also served as political director for Alan Keyes' political group America's Revival,[4] as well as a representative for the American Conservative Coalition.[5]

In August 2012, the ballot-qualified American Independent Party nominated Hoefling for President.[6]

Hoefling was on the ballot in California, Colorado, and Florida. He was also filed as a qualified write-in candidate in Alaska,[7] Connecticut,[8] Delaware, Illinois, Indiana,[9] Kentucky, Michigan, Montana,[10] Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia. Hoefling received 40,624 votes in the general election, or 0.03%, coming in 8th place nationally out of 27 candidates who were on the ballot in at least one state.[11]

In December 2013, Hoefling announced his bid for the Republican nomination for Governor of Iowa in the 2014 election.[12]


  1. ^ Schmit, Ian (October 7, 2009). "America’s Independent Party holds caucus meeting".  
  2. ^ "Alan Keyes’ Party Qualifies for Florida Ballot".  
  3. ^ "Tom Hoefling is the America’s Party Presidential Nominee".  
  4. ^ "Obama Naysayers Speak Out".  
  5. ^ Warbis, Mark (May 14, 2000). "Flap continues over controversial voter guide".  
  6. ^ Winger, Richard. "Ballot Access News » Blog Archive » American Independent Party Picks Tom Hoefling for President".  
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  11. ^ "US Presidential Election Results". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  12. ^ Morris, Chuck (December 3, 2013) "Northwest Iowa man challenges Branstad in GOP Race", Retrieved December 6, 2013.

External links

  • Tom Hoefling - Common Sense, official site
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