Libertarian presidential candidate visits Idaho Falls
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A presidential candidate stopped in Idaho Falls Thursday night.
Dr. Jo Jorgensen from the Libertarian Party is on the campaign trail and one of her stops was at Freeman Park.
Dr. Jorgensen spoke to a decent-sized crowd seated on the grass. It made for a nice, informative evening in the park and she did take questions from voters.
According to her campaign, Jorgensen is a senior lecturer at Clemson University with both MBA and Ph.D. degrees.
She told KIDK Eyewitness News 3 anchor Todd Kunz that she wants to appeal to disenchanted voters. Kunz asked her what sets her apart from what is perceived as the two major party candidates?
"Well, I'm running for president because government is too big, too bossy, too nosy, too intrusive and the worst part is it usually ends up hurting the very people they try to help and I'm the only one who realizes it. Both Trump and Biden think that we can have bigger government fix the problems and actually big government is the one causing these problems. They've caused our healthcare problems. We've got troops all around the world and education, all the other things we've talked about today," said Jorgensen.
Kunz asked her what she sees in the Idaho voter?
"People from Idaho seem to be very independent. You guys are pretty far from Washington, D.C. both in miles and in spirit. The Libertarian Party is on your side, not the side of special interests, lobbyists, and bureaucrats in Washington," said Jorgensen.
Dr. Jorgensen's previous stop was Boise, Idaho. Her next stop is Bozeman, Montana.
Dr. Jorgensen's campaign website can be found here.