Jonathon Sharkey
Jonathon Albert "The Impaler" Sharkey (born April 2, 1964) is an American
United States
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 professional wrestler and perennial candidate
Perennial candidate
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. He resides in Florida
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 and initially attempted to run for President as a Republican in 2012
Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2012
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. On August 24, 2011, he formally ended his presidential campaign, but states that he has "all intentions of running in 2020."


He formerly lived in Minnesota
Minnesota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. The twelfth largest state of the U.S., it is the twenty-first most populous, with 5.3 million residents. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state...

 but moved to Florida
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 in 2010. Sharkey has three living children, and a fourth child who is now deceased. He also has a grandson. Sharkey says that he has never dated anyone over 19 years old since 2006. One of his former girlfriends, Audrianna Foster, has claimed to be a vampire herself.

Wrestling career

Sharkey began wrestling in 1988. He began his career with Larry Sharpe
Larry Sharpe
Larry Weil is an American retired professional wrestler, manager and trainer better known under his ring name, "Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe. He currently runs the Monster Factory professional wrestling school...

's WWA promotion, facing "Diamond Jim" Brady in a boxer vs. wrestler match. Following this, he worked with a number of other wrestling promoters including Rocky Johnson
Rocky Johnson
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, father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He cites his greatest wrestling influences as Ric Flair
Ric Flair
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 and Ricky Steamboat
Ricky Steamboat
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Beliefs and vampirism

Sharkey claims that he first drank blood at age five and now consumes the blood of his girlfriends and mistresses twice a week. He has described his vampirism as "a very healthy thing to do" and has praised Hollywood for making vampire feeding practices "romantic and erotic". He drinks only women's blood because "women are beautiful... they have such beautiful necks and arms". He claims to be well known among the vampire community, and says he drinks cow and pig blood.

Sharkey is a Luciferian who "turned against God" because he would not worship a God who "caused the deaths of innocent children" and "allowed his only son to be used as a sacrifice on the cross". He compares Lucifer to the Founding Fathers of the United States
Founding Fathers of the United States
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, arguing that they both exemplify the idea of rebellion against tyranny. He says he doesn't hate Jesus
Jesus of Nazareth , commonly referred to as Jesus Christ or simply as Jesus or Christ, is the central figure of Christianity...

, just God
God is the English name given to a singular being in theistic and deistic religions who is either the sole deity in monotheism, or a single deity in polytheism....

 the Father, and that he follows the goddess Hecate
Hecate or Hekate is a chthonic Greco-Roman goddess associated with magic, witchcraft, necromancy, and crossroads.She is attested in poetry as early as Hesiod's Theogony...

 in addition to Lucifer. In 2006, his then-wife and blood donor Julie Carpenter was fired from her job as a school bus driver in Princeton, Minnesota
Princeton, Minnesota
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,933 people, 1,624 households, and 998 families residing in the city. The population density was 887.7 people per square mile . There were 1,670 housing units at an average density of 376.9 per square mile...

 because her employer was nervous about having a witch
Witchcraft, in historical, anthropological, religious, and mythological contexts, is the alleged use of supernatural or magical powers. A witch is a practitioner of witchcraft...

 driving schoolchildren around. Disgruntled citizens believed that Sharkey and Carpenter were working together to spread their lifestyles to children riding Carpenter's bus. Carpenter complained she was actually a pagan
Neopaganism is an umbrella term used to identify a wide variety of modern religious movements, particularly those influenced by or claiming to be derived from the various pagan beliefs of pre-modern Europe...

 rather than a witch, and that her boss was unable to tell the difference between the two.

Political positions

He has described his policy on crime
Crime is the breach of rules or laws for which some governing authority can ultimately prescribe a conviction...

 as follows: "Certain criminals, instead of being put in jail, they should be brutally tortured and impaled.... Upon them being found guilty of their crimes I'll beat them, torture them, dismember them and decapitate them." In an appearance on Tucker Carlson
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's television show, he agreed with the host's description of him as "not simply a vampire, [but] a right-wing vampire" and said his policy for dealing with drug dealers is to "go to Sicilian families
The Mafia is a criminal syndicate that emerged in the mid-nineteenth century in Sicily, Italy. It is a loose association of criminal groups that share a common organizational structure and code of conduct, and whose common enterprise is protection racketeering...

 and have them attack the drug dealers for me".

Sharkey strongly criticized President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
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, whom he described as a "wuss" and a communist who was responsible for the deaths of innocent Americans in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

 and Iraq
Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

. He has expressed a desire to try, and convict, and impale Bush, and has since stated that "Obama
Barack Obama
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 is even worse than Bush, and I never thought anyone could be worse than Bush. He has no idea how to run a country, nor should he be running a country."

Sharkey once served on the Hillsborough County, Florida
Hillsborough County, Florida
As of the census of 2000, there were 998,948 people, 391,357 households, and 255,164 families residing in the county. The population density was 951 people per square mile . There were 425,962 housing units at an average density of 405 per square mile...

 Republican Party's Executive Committee. A. J. Matthews, who also serves on the committee, has described Sharkey as someone who believes in "Republican values" but said that Sharkey needs to focus on campaign issues rather than "extreme behaviors".

Sharkey says that he would ban abortion and the teaching of evolution in public schools. On other social issues, he leans libertarian
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; he supports equal rights for gays. He opposes President Obama's health care reform and said that he would replace it with a plan of his own in which the poor would receive free medical and dental care; the expenses would be paid with government taxes on marijuana and prostitution
Prostitution is the act or practice of providing sexual services to another person in return for payment. The person who receives payment for sexual services is called a prostitute and the person who receives such services is known by a multitude of terms, including a "john". Prostitution is one of...

, which Sharkey supports legalizing and regulating. On foreign policy, he wishes to bring American troops home from foreign war zones. In keeping with his belief in the goddess Hecate
Hecate or Hekate is a chthonic Greco-Roman goddess associated with magic, witchcraft, necromancy, and crossroads.She is attested in poetry as early as Hesiod's Theogony...

, he supports environmentalism and "protecting Mother Earth". He said that his ideal running mate would be former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman
Christine Todd Whitman
Christine Todd "Christie" Whitman is an American Republican politician and author who served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001, and was the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the administration of President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. She was New...

. During the 2012 election cycle, he criticized Republican rival Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann
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 as "too flakey for me".

Sharkey has filed with the Federal Election Commission
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 to run for President of the United States
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 twice as an Independent candidate (in 2004 and in 2008) and for Congress
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 in at least three states—his home State of New Jersey
New Jersey
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 (1999–2000, Republican
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), Indiana
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 (Reform Party
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The Reform Party of the United States of America is a political party in the United States, founded in 1995 by Ross Perot...

, 2000) and Florida
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 (2001–02, Republican). In 2006, he ran for governor of Minnesota
Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2006
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The Party advocates protection of the religious beliefs and political advancement of individuals identifying themselves as vampires, witches, pagans
Paganism is a blanket term, typically used to refer to non-Abrahamic, indigenous polytheistic religious traditions....

, demon
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s, Satanists, Wicca
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ns, and those professing similar lifestyles and religious views.

Legal troubles

Sharkey was investigated by the United States Secret Service
United States Secret Service
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 for threatening to impale President George W. Bush. Agents visited Sharkey at his home for questioning. A spokesman for the Secret Service said that he didn't believe the investigation was an overreaction. He has also been jailed in Tennessee for making threats against an Indiana judge. Investigators confiscated two rifles and a wooden stake with spikes at his house. While in Tennessee he had reportedly attempted to set up a colony for vampires. He has also been accused of "brainwashing" a 16-year-old girl in Minnesota, whose family now has a restraining order against him, and has admitted to harassing another 16-year-old Minnesota girl online.

Sharkey's 2006 bid for Minnesota governor was cut short after Sharkey was arrested by Minnesota police on an outstanding Indiana arrest warrant, sent to Mille Lacs County jail and extradited to Indiana.

In 2010, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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 issued an alert after a 16-year-old girl, Paige Brewer, from Faribault, Minnesota
Faribault, Minnesota
As of the census of 2000, there were 20,818 people, 7,472 households, and 4,946 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,644.8 people per square mile . There were 7,668 housing units at an average density of 605.8 per square mile...

 ran away with Sharkey. The alert described Brewer as an "endangered runaway", and Brewer's mother labeled Sharkey a psychopath. Sharkey and Brewer subsequently posted comments online in which they stated their intention to get married. Police investigators in Faribault subsequently stated that they were not treating the matter as a missing persons case, but one Faribault police detective attempted to establish contact with Brewer. Brewer's mother stated that Sharkey had "completely brainwashed" her daughter, while Brewer alleged that she herself was a vampire, that she had been a victim of child abuse
Child abuse
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and her decision to elope with Sharkey was her own. In response to critics of her relationship with Sharkey, Brewer reportedly said "I bit him first. Let me live my life." She also expressed a desire to obtain legal emancipation from her mother. Sharkey expressed a desire to "completely destroy" Brewer's mother, who eventually won a court order keeping Sharkey away from her daughter, who was taken into custody by police and returned home.
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