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Left-wing parties to contest first all-female presidential primary in California for Peace & Freedom Party nomination

Richard Winger’s Ballot Access News reports:

The Peace & Freedom Party has asked the California Secretary of State to list these four names on its presidential primary ballot:
Lynn Kahn, Gloria LaRiva, Monica Moorehead, and Jill Stein.

Assuming the Secretary of State accepts this list, this will be the first presidential primary in any state in U.S. history to consist entirely of female candidates. Lynn Kahn is an independent presidential candidate who lives in Maryland. Jill Stein is also seeking the Green Party nomination, and she lives in Massachusetts. Gloria LaRiva is the presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and she lives in California. Monica Moorehead is the presidential nominee of the Workers World Party, and she lives in New York.


  1. Deran Deran January 20, 2016

    That’s true. Though Nader seems like an exceptional candidate with some serious public stature.

  2. paulie paulie January 19, 2016

    I think they nominated Nader, so it depends on the candidate.

  3. Deran Deran January 19, 2016

    Wait. Lynn Kahn? Lynn Kahn who is also seeking the Reform Party nomination? I don’t see how that works? I mean, the Reform Party and the Peace and Freedom Party seem pretty different ideologically.

  4. Deran Deran January 19, 2016

    La Riva is one of the bosses at the Stalinist group Party for Socialism and Liberation, Moorehead is one of the bosses of the party the PS&L split from, also pretty much a Stalinist sectlette, Workers World Party. Stein is the Green frontrunner, and I’ve never heard of Kuhn. PS&L and WWP have been trying to dominate the P&FP for decades.

    The P&FP State Committee will make the final decision abt the party’s POTUS nominee. And I hear the WWP and PS&L are working to get there people on the State Committee.

    My guess is the P&FP will nominate Stein, Kuhn or someonee else. To keep the Stalinists from getting power.

  5. Andy Craig Andy Craig Post author | January 19, 2016

    Jill. That’s what I meant: that all of the candidates are women, not that they necessarily have to be (which wouldn’t be even remotely legal.) Per Richard Winger, this is the first state primary election for president where that’s the case.

  6. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt January 19, 2016

    Can I have more details on those who are contesting this?

    It doesn’t look to me like it was meant to be female only. It just happened to be that the candidates are all female. This is certainly interesting, and will be something to watch, for sure.

  7. Shivany Lane Shivany Lane January 19, 2016

    Go Team X chromosome!!

    On the other hand, just because I share similar body parts with a candidate down’t mean i would vote for them. I have met some women who can’t even string a sentence together coherently…oh wait, that was Bush Junior…never mind. LOL

    This is definitely interesting news and I hope they succeed.

  8. Andy Craig Andy Craig Post author | January 19, 2016

    I don’t know, but from what I hear she’s pretty unlikely to receive it if she does. That they didn’t list her on the primary ballot in the one state that’s the home of most of their voters and base (and ballot access) seems to confirm that.

  9. bruuno bruuno January 19, 2016

    Is Roseanne Barr going to try to get the nomination again?

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