Jesse Ventura considering Green Party presidential bid

Ventura tweeted he was "testing the waters" Monday.
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Jesse Ventura is considering a third-party run for president, the former Minnesota governor tweeted Monday.

Ventura said he is considering making a Green Party presidential bid, stating he’d sent a letter of interest to the party and was "testing the waters."

Ventura has also endorsed the Green Party platform, which supports progressive policies like a Green New Deal and Medicare for All.

The Green Party has not yet endorsed a candidate, but three have so far met its official criteria. They are: Howie Hawkins, Dario Hunter and David Rolde.

Ventura has hinted before at a possible presidential run, according to The Hill. He is also outspoken on social media, where he encouraged voters to consider third-party candidates.

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Elected governor in 1999, Ventura has since advocated for policies including marijuana legalization. He met with current Gov. Tim Walz shortly after his election to discuss the issue. 

In a recent tweet Ventura also cited climate change as a reason he supports the Green Party.

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