Lawrence Lessig 2016 presidential campaign
|Larry Lessig for President|
|Campaign||U.S. presidential election, 2016|
|Status||Announced candidacy September 6, 2015|
Suspended candidacy November 2, 2015
|Slogan||Help Make Democracy Possible|
The 2016 presidential campaign of Lawrence Lessig was officially launched when Lessig, Harvard University professor from Massachusetts, announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in 2016 on September 6, 2015. The headquarters of the campaign is in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Background[change | change source]
Lessig decided to form an exploratory committee in preparation for a possible bid for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in 2016. Almost two months into the campaign trail, poor polling numbers and not being qualified to enter the debates, Lessig dropped out on November 2, 2015.
Supporters[change | change source]
- Cenk Uygur, internet host, former MSNBC contributor, and progressive political commentator
- Kim Dotcom, German-Finnish internet entrepreneur, creator of file hosting services MegaUpload and Mega 
- Jimmy Wales, internet entrepreneur, Wikipedia founder
References[change | change source]
- Walker, Hayley (September 6 2015). "Harvard Professor Larry Lessig Says He's Running for President". ABC News. Retrieved September 6 2015. Check date values in:
- Foran, Clare (August 11, 2015). "Why Exactly Is Lawrence Lessig Considering Running for President?". National Journal. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
- Strauss, Daniel (November 2, 2015). "Lessig drops out of presidential race". Politico. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
- "Lawrence Lessig announces he'll run for president". YouTube. 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2015-09-08.
- "Kim Dotcom on Twitter". Twitter. 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2015-09-09.
- Simon Sharwood (August 17, 2015). "Jimbo 'Wikipedia' Wales leads Lawrence Lessig's presidential push". The Register.
Other websites[change | change source]