ATLANTA - Chase Oliver qualified for Iowa’s Political Soapbox on Saturday, July 22, becoming the first third-party presidential candidate invited to address voters in the event leading up to the first-in-the-nation caucuses.
“I am honored to be invited to speak at the Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair. The Libertarian Party of Iowa achieved major party status last year, and this year, we will continue that momentum by bringing a voice of liberty to the soapbox stage,” says Oliver, 37, Rolling Stone’s “Most Influential Libertarian” and Libertarian presidential hopeful.
“It is indicative of the hard work of this campaign and our volunteers that allowed us to be invited to participate in this event. I am so thankful for our amazing campaign team.”
Oliver qualified after meeting voters while campaigning at the Harrison County Fair on July 22. The date and time of Oliver’s appearance will be announced as details are finalized.
The Soapbox began in 1972. Only Republican and Democrat candidates qualified until last year, when the Libertarian Party of Iowa gained major party status after governor candidate Rick Stewart got 2.4 percent of the vote.
Oliver’s national attention grew following his debate with incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and an empty podium set aside for opponent Herschel Walker. Oliver garnered over 80,000 votes and forced a runoff between the Republican and Democratic candidates.
Broadcast coverage includes PBS, CNN, Fox Business, and CSPAN. Print coverage includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Rolling Stone, which labels him the “Most Influential Libertarian.”
Oliver is available for media interviews, university journalism, and communications students.
To learn more about Chase Oliver, visit votechaseoliver.com.