The Guy Who Brought the AR-15 to an Obama Speech Meets a GOP Candidate
Adam Kokesh is one of the more intriguing Republican congressional candidates of the 2010 cycle. A 27-year-old libertarian who became a leader of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Kokesh is mounting a Ron Paul-style antiwar, small-government campaign in the heavily Democratic 3rd district of New Mexico — it gave the Obama-Biden ticket 61 percent of the vote in 2008 while freshman Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) won with 57 percent of the vote in a three-way race. And at a screening of “For Liberty,” a documentary about the Paul campaign that features Kokesh, the candidate met Chris Broughton, a Second Amendment activist who gained some infamy this year when he brought an AR-15 to a rally outside an appearance by President Obama.
Picture, from Kokesh’s Facebook page, below the jump.
“At the premier of For Liberty,” writes Kokesh, in the white hat, “I got to meet Chris Broughton, an incredible gun rights activist and LEAP member, Sterling Smith.”