SANTA FE, NM- July 6, 2009 - Peace & Liberty activist and Iraq war veteran, Adam Kokesh, announces bid for congressional seat in New Mexico's Third Congressional District as announcement brings in over $25,000 in a single day despite servers being overwhelmed and crashing. Signs spring up all over the district urging people to join the "Kokesh r3VOLution."
Adam Kokesh announced at the event, "Celebrate American r3VOLution" that he would seek a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kokesh referenced Thomas Paine's "The Crisis" as he announced, "'These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country . . . Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.' So began the great American tradition of winter soldiering. I have decided that for myself, the greatest way to continue that tradition is to run for Congress to represent New Mexico's Third Congressional District."