Tag Archives: Markham Robinson

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 ...

American Independent Party Primary in California

California’s primary election was held today and reports are slowly rolling in. We’ve reported in the past on the on-going conflict between two factions in the American Independent Party of California between Constitution Party-loyal activists and Alan Keyes-loyal activists. The primary determines who can be a voting member of the State Central Committee of the party, which makes the primary very important to the on-going legal struggles between the two factions to determine who controls the fate of the party.… Read more ...

Chelene Nightingale Receives the Endorsement of Former Congressman Tom Tancredo

Chelene Nightingale, a candidate for Governor of California under the banner of the American Independent Party, spent the weekend campaigning at the California Eagle Forum, which was held in San Diego with over 350 attendees. The Eagle Forum is an organization of non-partisan conservatives headed by Phyllis Schlafly. This article describes the event’s happenings:

Also attending and speaking at the Conservative forum were California Senatorial candidate Chuck DeVore, local San Diego sheriff candidate Jay LaSuer and two gubernatorial candidates – independent Chelene Nightingale and Republican Larry Naritelli, who both resonated with the conservative crowd more than the two leading contenders; billionaire Republicans Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner.

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GOP, McCain respond to Robinson lawsuit

The Oakland Tribune reports this morning that “lawyers for John McCain and the state and national Republican Party on Thursday asked a federal judge in San Francisco to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the candidate’s place on California’s Nov. 4 ballot.” American Independent Party Chairman-Elect Markham Robinson “sued McCain, the GOP and California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Aug.… Read more ...