Evan McMullin named a running mate for his conservative independent presidential bid — again.
The long-shot candidate announced Thursday that Mindy Finn, a digital media strategist and founder of Empowered Women, will join his campaign. McMullin is running as an alternative conservative option to Republican nominee Donald Trump.
But Finn’s name won’t make it on some state ballots in November after McMullin’s campaign mistakenly submitted the placeholder name “Nathan Johnson” to meet qualifying deadlines. Some of those states include California, Texas and Alabama.
When Republican senators investigated a little-known San Francisco nonprofit steering as much as $50 million a year to climate change activists, the right-wing media outlet Breitbart News pounced on the report.
Breitbart branded the organization, the Sea Change Foundation, as a vehicle for “rich liberals who are secretly funding the green movement’s war on Western industrial civilization.”
As it turned out, though, the money to support both Sea Change and Breitbart came from the same place — Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund based on Long Island, N.Y., churning astonishing profits with a formula of algorithms and equations that only a select group of math geniuses understand.