Austin Petersen is a Libertarian and Constitutional Conservative running for U.S. Senate in Missouri as Republican against Claire McCaskill. He lays out his stance on a number of controversial policies and current issues, and they talk about what’s wrong with the political system today – as well as how Petersen plans to fight it.
They discuss how money plays into politics, and how that has affected the Trump presidency so far. They also consider the media and the major problem of censorship of conservatives on various platforms, in terms of future elections and more. Chuck and Mark explain why this political race in Missouri affects the whole country.
About the guest:
Austin Petersen is a homegrown Missourian with a lifelong passion for liberty. He grew up on a horse farm in Peculiar, Missouri, and went on to attend Missouri State University, graduating with a degree in the Fine Arts. After developing a career in media in both New York City and Washington, D.C., he returned to Kansas City, MO, the city he now calls home.
In 2016, Petersen appeared on the national stage as a candidate for president of the United States. He took second place in the crowded Libertarian primary behind Governor Gary Johnson and ahead of cyber security maverick John McAfee. During his campaign, Petersen earned many high-profile conservative endorsements, including Mary Matalin, Erick Erickson and Leon Wolf of RedState.com.
Petersen also brings decades of professional experience in a wide variety of fields, from content production and media to business and political activism. He is the owner and chief executive of Stonegait LLC, a consulting firm specializing in photo and video services. He was also the director of production at FreedomWorks and an associate producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch on the Fox Business Network.
Additionally, Petersen has a national following as a commentator and professional pundit. He is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, a powerful online news source for the public that receives an average of 1 million unique visits monthly and whose podcast, The Freedom Report, receives an average of one million monthly downloads. He is also a frequent contributor on television, appearing on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC and on dozens of local radio shows.
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Learn more about him and contribute to his campaign at https://www.austinpetersen.com/.