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Chuck Baldwin’s Border Tour

Chuck Baldwin spent the last four days in southern California attending campaign events and speaking to the state convention of the American Independent Party of California. Wednesday night Baldwin addressed several hundred activists of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform, which was covered by the Orange County Register.

Last Wednesday, Baldwin, a Baptist minister from Pensacola, Fla., preached restrictionist policies to a receptive crowd at a California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR) meeting in Garden Grove. In 1994, the Huntington Beach-based coalition sponsored Prop. 187, a ballot initiative that would have denied illegal immigrants health care, social services and public education. The initiative passed but was overturned by a federal court.

Chuck Baldwin shaking hands with former Libertarian Gubanatorial candidate in California, Art Olivier

On Thursday morning, Baldwin met with a small cadre of supporters in Riverside, California. That night, he addressed a gathering of 75 anti-illegal immigration activists in San Diego, which was hosted by the San Diego Christians for Secure Borders. Neil Turner, the organizer of the event, said “We did not have a reception, but Chuck answered any and all questions–for an hour. Everyone was favorably impressed (and ready to go to work to promote him)!”

Baldwin, addressing the crowd in Encinitas

Friday and Saturday, Dr. Baldwin attended and addressed the 2008 State Convention of the American Independent Party and recieved their nomination for president. On Saturday, he also recorded a radio interview on KBRT, one of the largest radio stations in California.

Sunday, Dr. Baldwin spoke to a gathering of Veterans at the National Soldier’s Home in Los Angeles. He was joined by Larry Breazeazle, chairman of the National Veterans Coalition.

Monday afternoon Chuck Baldwin took a comprehensive tour of the southern border and later met with TJ Bonner, the president of the Border Patrol Council. His next few campaign events will take place in Utah.

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Trent Hill


  1. rpierce rpierce July 4, 2008

    Someone may want to remove the comment about Baldwin’s border tour. He failed to show up for it.

  2. Fred Church Ortiz Fred Church Ortiz July 1, 2008

    My busiest weekend of the year, planned months in advance, and Chuck Baldwin and the AIP pick it to be busy in L.A. And Art Olivier shows up, to boot!

    Trent – please suggest they consult my schedule in advance for next time. I’d sure like to meet the guy.

  3. Trent Hill Trent Hill Post author | July 1, 2008

    by the way, the first picture is of Chuck Baldwin and Art Olivier.

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