McAfee will run for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination

From USA TODAY December 24, 2015

by Jon Swartz

The unconventional presidential run is McAfee’s latest headline-grabbing adventure. The 70-year-old cybersecurity pioneer has been the subject of profiles in USA TODAY, network news, Wired magazine and the international press.

His fame has also landed him the role as subject of a forthcoming miniseries on cable network Spike.

The party’s convention [at which Libertarian delegates will select their Presidential nominee] is in late May in Orlando, Fla.

The Lexington, Tenn., resident, whose campaign headquarters is in Opelika, Ala., said he is confident he’ll …have his name on ballots in 50 states. “For me, it’s important to get boots on the ground,” he said.

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who was the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee in 2012, has repeatedly said he is likely to run but has not yet declared.

Expect to see plenty of McAfee in the coming months, and not just on the campaign trail. He is the subject of a TV miniseries from Billy Corben, who directed Cocaine Cowboys and ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on the University of Miami football program, that is scheduled to premiere in May 2016. McAfee has also been penning columns the past several months for the International Business Times. One recent piece was on the rage of psychedelic drugs in the work place.

The most high-profile project, however, is expected to be the Spike series.

Corben, who criss-crossed the country documenting McAfee, said he found McAfee to be one of the most intriguing and challenging people to film. “There are so many layers there,” Corben said. “It’s hard to say where the series will lead to.”

McAfee campaign website.