Tag Archives: California

Former AIP chairman Jim King Dies

Former American Independent Party (AIP) chairman Jim King of California died Friday April 29 at the age of 75.  King was chairman of the AIP from 2002 to 2004, vice chairman from 2004 to 2006, and a member of the Constitution Party National Committee from 2006 to 2008.

“He was an excellent Chairman,” writes former AIP vice chairman Don Grundmann, “and will be greatly missed.”… Read more ...

California’s Lone Independent Assemblyman to Retire, Considering 2022 Congressional Bid

Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the only independent in the California legislature, has decided not to seek re-election after 8 years in office and is publicly pondering a bid for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Initially elected as a Republican in 2014, Mayes has been highly critical of former president Donald Trump and ultimately decided to leave the GOP prior to seeking re-election in 2020.… Read more ...

Markham Robinson Dies at 77

According to Ballot Access News, former chairman of the American Independent Party (AIP) Markham Robinson has died of an unspecified illness. Robinson had been part of the leadership of the AIP since 2008 and is currently listed on the party website as Executive Committee chair. He was 77.

Robinson was active on Twitter under the name @BraveLad.… Read more ...

Press Release: Nickolas Wildstar Announces Run for California Governor

IPR editor Jill Pyeatt forwarded the following press release to IPR.  Thank you to Jill for the message.

818.538.4878 | Wildstar2022.com


October 28, 2020

Nickolas Wildstar Announces Run for California Governor

Libertarian Activist builds Republican base for 2022 Gubernatorial Run

Nickolas Wildstar is one of the first major candidates to formally announce a gubernatorial campaign.

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AIP Nominates Rocky De La Fuente/Kanye West Ticket; Darcy Richardson Responds

Earlier today the California ballot-qualified American Independent Party (AIP) nominated Reform Party and Alliance Party presidential nominee Rocky De La Fuente for president and rapper Kanye West for vice president.  According to Ballot Access News, the decision was unanimous save for one abstention among twenty delegates.   Even though Prohibition Party presidential nominee Phil Collins had won the party’s nonbinding presidential primary in March, De La Fuente, who finished second in the primary, paid AIP vice chairman Mark Seidenberg cash, according to FEC records, which likely improved his chances of winning the nomination.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan: Do Gray Lives Matter?

Longtime peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who was the Peace and Freedom Party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee and the party’s 2014 nominee for governor of California, wrote the following statement yesterday on her Facebook page.  She has given IPR permission to republish:

Since some of you only believe mainstream sources on the Coronavirus, the WSJ today reported that 50k deaths here in the US are from nursing homes….that’s… Read more ...

Super Tuesday: Phil Collins Leading California’s AIP Presidential Primary

No. Not that Phil Collins . . .

The Prohibition Party’s 2020 presidential nominee Phil Collins is leading the American Independent Party (AIP) Presidential Primary, held on Super Tuesday, with 32.8 percent of the vote.

Not all the votes have been counted, but according to the California Secretary of State website, the current tally is:

  • Don Blankenship – 7,197 votes (19.5%)
  • Phil Collins – 12,097 votes (32.8%)
  • Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente – 7,815 votes (21.2%)
  • Charles Kraut – 4,431 votes (12.0%)
  • J.R.
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Super Tuesday: Update on Grundmann for Congress

Last month we covered Grundmann for Congress’ release of a radio advertisement. Now with the results in from Super Tuesday, we have the following update, originally published at Saturn’s Repository:

Don Grundmann finished in sixth place in the March 3 jungle primary for California’s 15th Congressional district with 936 votes or 1.4 percent. 

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Grundmann for Congress Releases Radio Commercial

The campaign for Dr. Don Grundmann (website) of the Constitution Party released a radio commercial informing voters about his 2020 candidacy for California’s 15th Congressional District in the March 3 open primary.

Listen to the one minute ad below along with the transcript beneath:

DR. GRUNDMANN: Did you know that Planned Parenthood has killed more than 20 million Blacks, according to BlackGenocide.org

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Los Angeles Libertarian Kevin Shaw Wins Lawsuit Against Campus Free Speech Zone

A Los Angeles college student who sued his school for allegedly curbing his right to free speech after it prevented him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution was vindicated in court this week.

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which represents nine schools, including Pierce College, agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed against them last year by student Kevin Shaw after he was barred from passing out copies of the document because he wasn’t in the school’s designated “free speech zone,” which measured 616 square feet or about the size of three parking spaces.… Read more ...

Two Green Party Congressional Candidates Advance to General Election in California Primary

On June 5th, California held its Top-Two Primaries for the 2018 elections. In two of the congressional primaries, Green Party candidates managed to get second place in primary results, and thus advance to the general election ballot. These were Kenneth Mejia in the 34th congressional district, and Rodolfo Cortez Barragan in the 40th congressional district.… Read more ...

Istvan: Aging is a disease

Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, is now seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2018 nomination for governor of California. Istvan reports on the Google+ social network that The Daily Dot has published “[t]he first of my major #Libertarian policy articles for my California gubernatorial run.”

Titled “Why aging is a disease,” with the teaser “The future of Libertarianism could be radically different,” the piece argues that aging, disease and other “natural” ills are no less violations of the non-aggression principle than is human initiation of force:

A challenge has recently been posed to the non-aggression principle.

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