On February 21, at 3:15 p.m., former Congressman Virgil Goode will declare his presidential candidacy in front of Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street, New York. Federal Hall is where George Washington was first inaugurated as President, and was the site of the first U.S. capitol building under the Constitution.
Goode will announce that he is seeking the Constitution Party’s presidential nomination. Assuming he receives it, he will be the first Constitution Party presidential candidate who has held elective federal or state office.
It is possible that three former holders of high elective public office will be running for President in 2012 outside the two major parties: Gary Johnson (a former two-term Governor), Buddy Roemer (a former Governor and former member of Congress) and Goode may all be running in November.