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Larry Lessig for President
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Campaign U.S. presidential election, 2016
Candidate Lawrence Lessig
Affiliation Democratic Party
Status Announced candidacy September 6, 2015
Suspended candidacy November 2, 2015
Headquarters Cambridge, Massachusetts
Slogan Help Make Democracy Possible
Website
www.Lessigforpresident.com

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

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

  • 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

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