First entering into political consciousness, Robert Bayer joined the Progressive America Federation (now the Socialist Freedom Party), a relatively small party advocating such things as nationalized industry and low value-added taxes -- all key beliefs of Mr. Bayer.
He rose in the ranks of the party, writing the party's manifesto and eventually becoming party president.
During his time as party president, Robert Bayer endorsed the Green Party candidate for USA president, Jamarcus, and worked towards an expansion of the party.
Elected on the AAP ticket, Mr. Bayer was elected Senator from North Dakota for the month of April. He switched his affiliation back to the Socialist Freedom Party upon election. As the next round of elections approached, the USWP pressured the AAP to block Sen. Bayer from running again. Because this happened less than a day before the election, Bayer was unable to acquire an alternative endorsement.
Upon leaving office, Robert Bayer went on to organize and promote the Socialist Freedom Party as an ordinary citizen. However this was not the end of Robert Bayer's political activities.
Unlike many small party candidates for President, Robert Bayer did not fade away. He then ran for Congress in South Dakota, ironic seeing as he was previously elected in North Dakota. He managed to win 13-9 and rejoined the USA congress as the only Congressmen from the Socialist Freedom Party. He was reelected in July.