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Austin Wade Petersen
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Petersen giving a talk at a FreedomWorks event
Born February 19, 1981 (1981-02-19) (age 38)
Education Missouri State University
Occupation Political commentator, activist, businessman
Known for 2016 presidential candidate
Political party Libertarian Party

Austin Wade Petersen (born February 19, 1981) is an American political commentator, online publication publisher, political activist, creative executive, and businessman. Austin is also the founder of The Libertarian Republic and Liberty Viral, and CEO of Stonegait. Petersen was born on February 19, 1981 in Independence, Missouri. Petersen took a position as Director of Production with FreedomWorks. He appears on Fox News and Fox Business, and was previously an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show, "Freedom Watch."

Petersen was running for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election for the presidential nomination for the Libertarian Party. After Gary Johnson won the nomination for President of the United States of the Libertarian Party (United States), Petersen delivered a concession speech. During the speech, Petersen said, "You have my full support, my full respect, and my gun!" and proceeded to gift Johnson with a replica of George Washington's flintlock pistol. Petersen could not, however, endorse Johnson's preferred Vice Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor, William Weld. He threw his support to ballot access lawyer Alicia Dearn.

Petersen has stated his intention to return home to spend time with his family, to relax, and to recover from the strenuous months of campaigning. He looks forward to supporting Gary Johnson's presidential campaign and working to further the ideals of the Libertarian Party (United States).

A few months after losing the Libertarian Nomination for President Petersen has done Facebook Live streams where he talks about current political issues and has stated he is interested in running for President in 2020.

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