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Jesse Ventura hasn’t ruled out 2012 run
Following dismissal of his lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration for security measures like mandatory pat-downs, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura told reporters Friday that he hasn’t ruled out a run for higher office.
Minnesota Public Radio reports that the current host of Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura said he plans to refer to the United States as the “Fascist States of America.”
“The only way that I could change it I guess would be to run for president and win it,” Ventura said. “Is that what it will take?” When asked if he’s running for the White House, Ventura said “I’m thinking about it. That’s all though.”
Ventura has suggested before that he might have an interest in again running for higher office. In April, Ventura told Good Morning America that he’d consider running as Rep. Ron Paul’s vice president if he ran for an independent party.
Ventura also said that he and his wife plan to pursue their Mexican citizenship, according to Politics in Minnesota.
Ventura has dabbled in the 9/11 truth movement and conspiracy theories, partly for his television show, since leaving office. The camera crew was present at today’s press conference, according to media reports.
In April, Ventura sat down with reporter Anastasia Churkina of Russia Today to discuss his book, “63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read,” and give an overview of various government cover-ups. That interview is embedded below.