A former member of the U.S. Libertarian Party, he stepped down from the race for the Vice Presidential nomination to the 2004 ballot to run as for President under the Personal Choice Party banner. His vice presidential candidate was Marilyn Chambers, a porn star famous since the 1970s.
On Monday, June 16, 2008, Jay won the Boston Tea Party's presidential nomination at its nomination convention that was held on the national party's website online and will again be the candidate of the Personal Choice Party.
Currently Jay is on the ballot in Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado. Write-in registration work naming electors has been completed in Montana and Arizona. Including states with no pre-election registration for write-in candidates, Jay is on the ballot or may be written in within states with a total of 121 electors.