Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has officially ruled out running for president.
Ventura, who was governor from 1999 to 2003 as a member of the Reform Party, had earlier speculated that he might seek the endorsement of the Libertarian Party this year.
“I am stating unequivocally that I am not running for president,” the former professional wrestler posted on his website days before the Libertarian convention.
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“[B]ut, just in case I would win, I don’t want to do the job,” Ventura wrote. “And if you don’t want to do the job, you have no business running for president. That’s how I feel.”
The Libertarian Party nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate at its convention this weekend.
“I will most probably give my support to Gov. Gary Johnson if he secures the Libertarian nomination,” Ventura wrote Thursday.