Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at

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There's more than one wealthy eccentric in the 2016 presidential race now.

John McAfee, who made his fortune on his eponymous anti-virus software, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Committee on Tuesday to run for President as an unaffiliated candidate.

It remains to be seen whether a McAfee 2016 campaign can suck any oxygen away from Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who has a much higher net worth but, compared to McAfee, a far less interesting personal history. For anyone who has even a passing familiarity with Trump, that's really saying something.

Here are a few points on McAfee's colorful past that could potentially complicate a presidential campaign, from prior arrests to his dual citizenship. His campaign did not immediately return TPM's request for comment.

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