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Brian Rohrbough (c. 1961) was the 2008 vice presidential candidate of America's Independent Party in the 2008 United States presidential election, running on the ticket with presidential candidate Alan Keyes.
Early life and educationEdit
His son, Daniel, was the second murder victim in the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, first being wounded by Eric Harris and then being fatally shot in the back by Dylan Klebold. This event profoundly affected Rohrbough's life. Afterward, he led efforts to examine the sociological reasons for this event, ultimately concluding that a so-called "culture of death" in the U.S., specifically legalized abortion, and the removal of all vestiges of religion from public school classrooms, were root causes. Since then he has become involved in the anti-abortion movement, and served as president of Colorado Right to Life.
Today he is the president of the splinter anti-abortion group American Right to Life. This local Colorado organization is dedicated to prohibiting abortion. He has appeared on numerous local and national television programs across the country.
2008 vice presidential campaignEdit
In August 2008, America's Independent Party nominated Rohrbough to its first-ever presidential ticket. He was the running mate of Alan Keyes, a diplomat from Maryland who unsuccessfully sought the nominations of the Republican Party and Constitution Party before creating a new third party to run on. Like Keyes, Rohrbough is heavily conservative and believes strongly that ending abortion is of the most importance.
America's Independent Party was on the ballot in only two states: Florida, and Colorado. Keyes also appeared on the California ballot as the nominee of the American Independent Party, but with Wiley S. Drake, Sr., as the vice-presidential candidate.
Rohrbough and the America's Independent Party presidential ticket received a total of 47,694 votes nationwide.
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