Jesse Ventura: I'll Run Against Hillary

He'll come 'riding in on a white stallion to save the country'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2016 8:22 AM CST
Updated Mar 1, 2016 9:22 AM CST
In this 2007 file photo, Donald Trump speaks in Minneapolis with Gov. Jesse Ventura.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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(Newser) – Michael Bloomberg could have competition: Jesse Ventura, the former independent governor of Minnesota, tells the Daily Beast he'll enter the 2016 race as an independent by June if Hillary Clinton prevails as the Democratic nominee. Ventura—who agrees with Bernie Sanders on campaign finance reform and the War on Drugs—says Trump and Sanders are ripping off his 1998 "outsider" campaign, a version of which he believes could take him to the Oval Office. "By the time we get to June, how sick are the people going to be of all these people," he says, calling himself "a bright, shining new face who comes riding in on a white stallion to save the country." (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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