Laurie Roth
OccupationRadio talk show host
AgentImagine Publicity

Laurie Roth is an American radio talk show host and political commentator. She hosts the nationally syndicated political talk show, The Roth Show. As a candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 election, she unsuccessfully sought the 2012 nominations of the Constitution Party and the American Independent Party.

Education and early career

Roth earned a PhD in counseling with an emphasis on alcohol and drugs from Oregon State University.[1] She was a singer-songwriter in the early to mid-1990s and host and co-producer of the PBS music show "CD Highway" from 1995 to 2000.[1]

Talk radio career

Roth began her career in talk radio as a guest on KGA-AM in Spokane, Washington in 2001.[1] She then had her own show on KPLS in Los Angeles, California.[1]

The Roth Show

The self-described "Annie Oakley of the Airwaves,"[1] has hosted the nationally syndicated The Roth Show, a conservative political commentary program, since 2003 on KQNT in Spokane.[1] The program is broadcast weekdays from the studios of flagship station KSBN in Spokane to over 50 stations nationwide.[2][3]

Traffic accident

In August 2005, Roth was critically injured in a motorcycle crash,[4][5] from which she suffered multiple broken bones and other bodily injuries, and was in a coma for two weeks. As a result of her injuries, she was unable to host her radio program for nearly a year. She returned as host of The Roth Show in June 2006.[2][6]

Political activity

Roth is a political columnist for the Internet publications News With Views, Canada Free Press and the New Media Journal.[7]

Presidential campaign

In mid-2011, Roth confirmed that she was exploring the possibility of running for President of the United States.[8] She announced her candidacy for the presidential nomination of the American Independent Party in November 2011.[9] She also ran for the presidential nomination of the Constitution Party,[10][11] which was won by former U.S. Congressman Virgil Goode on the first ballot at the 2012 Constitution Party National Convention.[12] Roth finished fifth in the balloting with 1.49% of the vote. Following her defeat for that party's nomination, Roth continued her candidacy for the American Independent Party nomination and contemplated the possibility of continuing her presidential bid as a "tea party" independent candidate.[13]

Roth announced that she had dropped out of the 2012 presidential race on July 25, 2012.[14]

Plaintiff in lawsuits against President Obama

In January 2012, Roth was named as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against President Barack Obama in Georgia,[15] and was represented by birther movement activist Orly Taitz.[16] Roth and her fellow plaintiffs challenged President Obama's eligibility to run for president of the United States. On February 3, 2012, Judge Michael Malihi ruled in favor of President Obama.[16] Roth and her fellow plaintiffs appealed Judge Malihi's ruling; their appeal was denied on March 2, 2012.[17]

In April 2012, Roth was added as a plaintiff to an election challenge against the President in Mississippi.[18] While listed on legal motions for the Mississippi election challenge, it was unknown if Roth was an official plaintiff as no motion requesting Roth's addition as a plaintiff was noted on the case docket.

Personal life

Roth lives with her husband and two children in Elk, Washington.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Laurie Roth Show' lands on KQNT". The Spokesman-Review via HighBeam Research (subscription required). April 23, 2003. Archived from the original on November 17, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b McLeod, Judi (July 7, 2008) "Radio’s Laurie Roth gives us something to believe in", Canada Free Press. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "Harris Broadcasting adds The Roth Show" Archived September 8, 2012, at, Radio Ink, June 7, 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Radio host Laurie Roth hurt in motorcycle crash", The Seattle Times. August 26, 2005. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Radio talk show host in critical condition", The Spokesman Review. August 27, 2005. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  6. ^ "Laurie's accident & comeback", Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  7. ^ "Welcome to the Roth Show" Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  8. ^ Hensley, Nicole (July 12, 2011) "Dr. Laurie Roth Decides to Seriously Explore Running for President" Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  9. ^ "Laurie Roth Makes Independent Run for President, Says AIP Will Put Her On the Ballot", Independent Political Report. December 12, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  10. ^ "Constitution Party Presidential Debate Involves Six Candidates", Independent Political Report, March 26, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  11. ^ a b Camben, Jim (April 20, 2012) "Spokane radio talk show host runs for president", The Seattle Times via The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved May 15, 2012
  12. ^ "Constitution Party Selects Presidential Nominee". C-SPAN. April 21, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  13. ^ "Roth considering independent run for president", The Spokesman-Review. April 24, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  14. ^ "National radio talk show host, Laurie Roth drops out of Presidential race – Dives deeper into race for America", Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  15. ^ Who is Presidential Candidate Dr. Laurie Roth, and Why is She Suing Obama? Renew America Retrieved April 14, 2012
  16. ^ a b Georgia Ballot Challenge Ruling Scribd Retrieved April 14, 2012
  17. ^ Georgia Ballot Challenge Appeal Ruling Scribd Retrieved April 14, 2012
  18. ^ Mississippi Election Challenge Interlocutory Appeal "Scribd" Retrieved April 22, 2012