Larry Pressler

Larry Pressler’s Long, Strange Trip to the DNC
Former Republican can’t see Donald Trump as president

Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler poses for a picture in his home office in Washington, D.C. (Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Retired Sen. Larry Pressler is so worried about the future of his former party under Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, he’s making the rounds in Philadelphia to help the other side retain the White House.  

“I’m just afraid Trump’s gonna win unless Hillary’s campaign wakes up,” the Republican-turned-independent said of his inaugural trip to the Democratic National Convention .  

Larry Pressler’s Independent Streak
Former pol intent on creating viable third party

Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler poses for a picture in his home office in Washington, D.C. (Warren Rojas/Roll Call)

Onetime Republican lawmaker Larry Pressler attempted to shake up the establishment in 2014, plotting a return to Capitol Hill nearly 20 years after leaving office.  

Only this time, he decided to try his luck as an independent candidate.