Joe Thornhill is a former baseball manager. He unsuccessfully ran for the party's nomination in the 2016 presidential primaries.
Background[edit | edit source]
Personal[edit | edit source]
Thornhill has a wife named Chrissy. Thornhill once had an affair, though he and his wife appear to have reconciled.
Professional[edit | edit source]
Thornhill was a major league baseball manager.
2016 presidential campaign[edit | edit source]
See also: Joe Thornhill 2016 presidential campaign
In November 2015, Thornhill announced he would be running for president of the United States for the party's nomination in the 2016 presidential primaries. Thornhill's announcement garnered a large amount of publicity. He was able to hire famed campaign manager Bill Ericsson days after the campaign announcement.
At the party's first primary debate in December 2015, Thornhill was declared the victor. During the debate, he confessed to his affair, seconds before Vice President Selina Meyer was about to out it.
Ericsson left the Thornhill campaign in February 2016, declaring Thornhill to be incompetent. Thornhill suspended his campaign during the spring of 2016 and overall placed third. Meyer defeated Minnesota Governor Danny Chung for the nomination.
It is unknown whether or not Thornhill was present at the 2016 National Convention.