Christian Party of America Hosts First National Convention

The Christian Party of American hosted its first national convention last weekend in North Carolina. The party’s Texas affiliate is led by former Constitution Party Southern Regional Chairman Clell Drumheller, who is also national chairman. The party was apparently founded in North Carolina and is led by a handful of activists from that state.

The national convention was attended by 33 delegates on Friday Night and 20 delegates on Saturday. Four or five states were represented. Delegates attended from Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, and Maryland. Additionally, the party claims to have an organization in Tennessee. However, it appears the party has not achieve ballot access in any state yet.

The party was addressed by a number of speakers, including Michael Peroutka, the 2004 Presidential nominee of the Constitution Party.

The party’s officers are as follows:

Clell Drumheller: National Chairman, Christian Party of America; Chairman Christian Party of Texas

Don Watson: Nstional Vice-Chairman, Christian Party of America; Chairman Christian Party of North Carolina

B. Rice: National Prayer Team Leader

Earl Grover: Director, Veterans for the Constitution

Larry Davis: Southeastern Seaboard Director, Veterans for the Constitution

Cynde Drumheller: National Chairman, Christian Women of America

Kathy Bredehoeft: National Field Director

12 thoughts on “Christian Party of America Hosts First National Convention

  1. Trent Hill Post author

    Clell Drumheller left the CP after a personal dispute with leadership (no ideological split to speak of, I don’t think). This is the party he set up, along with some former CPers in NC. Ironically, the party’s base is in Texas, NC, and Georgia–three states they are never going to achieve ballot access in.

  2. Trent Hill Post author

    ctomp–I don’t think so. Even if they did, I doubt they could get on the ballot outside of maybe Florida.

  3. ad hoc

    I think they could realistically shoot for Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee in addition to Florida.

    There are some other states, too, but those are further from where their base appears to be.

  4. Trent Hill

    Louisiana would require 9 supporters to sign paperwork and donate somewhere in the neighborhood of $500 for a filing fee.

    That ain’t gunna happen. Guarantee it.

    I’m quite sure they wouldn’t make the ballot in MS or AR either. Maybe TN.

  5. RedPhillips

    I wonder if it was a coincidence that their convention was the same weekend as the Constitution Party’s convention.

    Trent, do you have any idea what the nature of Drumheller’s dispute was?

  6. Trent Hill

    Interpersonal, it seems. I’ve not been able to get an “ideological” reason. Just personality conflicts.

  7. Cody Quirk

    Good for them- better to let the zealous theocrat crowd have their own political party and not attempt entryism into other political parties.

  8. Reed E

    In Louisiana, our Ballot Access requires 1,000 registered voters and a $1,000 filing fee. If all you want is a presidential candidate, then it is only a fee+ 8 electors (2 at-large and 1 from each of our congressional districts)

  9. Trent Hill

    Reed E, I live here, I’m aware of the qualifications for ballot access in Louisiana.

  10. Timothy Yung

    @9, do you think your party should join America’s Party or the Christian Liberty Party?

  11. Trent Hill

    Or the American Heritage Party, or the Independent American Party (National), America First Party, or any of the other right-wing third parties without ballot access?

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