On Tuesday, the Gary Johnson presidential campaign announced yet another celebrity state chair: comedian Drew Carey.
The actor and The Price is Right host was appointed as the honorary chairman for the campaign’s operations in California, where he will “help lead the campaign's efforts in the State of California” and speak at events, according to Team Johnson.
“I’m happy to join Gary Johnson and to campaign for a candidate, here in California and across America, who doesn’t want your money to be wasted or want your children put at risk in a needless war,” Carey said in a statement.
Aside from his work in stand-up comedy and TV, Carey is a committed libertarian, and has worked with the Reason Foundation as a trustee and hosted a series of videos for libertarian outlet Reason TV.
At a Johnson fundraiser hosted by Carey in July, The Daily Beast asked the comedian if he had any concerns of about the Libertarian candidate playing spoiler in the 2016 election. “I don’t give a fuck,” Carey said, bluntly. “If your person doesn’t get enough votes, you lose. I don’t want to hear it. There are more than two choices and you are allowed to vote for whoever you want. This is America. If you can’t get the votes to win, tough shit.”
The Carey announcement from Johnson-Weld 2016 comes the week after it was revealed that Melissa Joan Hart, star of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, had been named the Connecticut chairwoman the campaign.