Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente is a San Diego businessman. Though he doesn't live in Vermont, he's filed to run in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate here on Aug. 14.
In 2016, De La Fuente ran in the Democratic primary for president in several states, including in Vermont. Later that year, he ran for president as an independent in Vermont, receiving just over 1,000 votes.
Now he's running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by independent Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Rocky De La Fuente spoke to VPR's Henry Epp. Listen to their conversation above.
Vermont is not the only state where De La Fuente has filed to run for U.S. Senate this year. He ran in the California primary, and he's also filed to run in the Aug. 28 Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Florida.