‘Eccentric Millionaire’ John McAfee Files Paperwork For Presidential Run

FILE -In this Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 file photo, Anti-virus software founder John McAfee walks on Ocean Drive in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Fla. McAfee arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday night after being de... FILE -In this Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 file photo, Anti-virus software founder John McAfee walks on Ocean Drive in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Fla. McAfee arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought refuge to evade police questioning in the killing of a man in neighboring Belize. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) MORE LESS
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Anti-virus software guru John McAfee filed paperwork Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission to run for President.

McAfee registered as an unaffiliated presidential candidate, noting in his statement of candidacy that “I am founding a new party yet to be announced.” He also registered in Alabama, although he recently said he lives in Tennessee.

Despite filing the paperwork, McAfee told Wired magazine that he hoped to find someone else who is “smarter and more charismatic” than him to fix what he said was America’s broken government.

“I personally am still in a quandary about whether to run myself or find someone else for my party,” he told Wired. “My advisors are pressing me to run.”

The self-styled “eccentric millionaire” did not respond Tuesday to an emailed request for comment from TPM.

A campaign website for McAfee also went live Tuesday afternoon.

Here’s McAfee’s paperwork:

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  1. I guess it’s OK to have ONE eccentric millionaire running every cycle.

  2. Already polling ahead of Cruz, Paul, Christie, and closing in on Walker.

  3. Avatar for imkmu3 imkmu3 says:

    Better yet, why don’t you check yourself into rehab. Goddess knows you look like you need it.

  4. Are you sure McAfee didn’t think it was a subscription form for Prospectors’ Monthly? You put a floppy hat on his head and a mule under him and he looks like a '49er.

  5. “My advisors are pressing me to run.”

    Advisors? I just call them the voices in my head.

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