Bitcoiner Bruce Fenton announces run for GOP nomination to US Senate

A long-time crypto investor and founder has announced a run for the Republican nomination to New Hampshire's Senate seat. 

On March 30, Bruce Fenton declared his candidacy. The CEO of Chainstone Labs, Fenton is a 20-year financial advisor who helped found the Bitcoin Foundation and the Bitcoin Association. 

"Fenton is in favor of limiting government and increasing human choice and freedom. He intends to run a campaign focused on access, transparency and using the latest technology to help voters get to know him and what he stands for," reads his website.

Maggie Hassan has held the seat Fenton is pursuing since defeating incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte in 2016.


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Last week, Fenton told Politico that he was considering a run, with plans to self-fund his campaign to the tune of $5 million. On the 26th, he launched a Discord server dedicated to politics with the inaugural message: 

"We are going to use this to talk freedom and liberty and how we can save the world from evil. We are in times of epic change right now - we must use all the technology, tools and systems we have today to effect change, educate people and bring out the vote to support those who believe in truth, freedom and human liberty."

In recent years, New Hampshire has become a hotbed of libertarianism, in no small part thanks to the Free State Project. The US Senate has also already welcomed its first self-proclaimed Bitcoiner, Wyoming's Cynthia Lummis.

Currently, both of New Hampshire's senators are Democrats, and the state has not gone red in a presidential election since Bush vs. Gore in 2000. 

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