Tag Archives: Orange County

Art Pedroza: Libertarians should not be supporting or applauding George Zimmerman


Posted to oc politics blog
By Art Pedroza

I am appalled to see that some of my fellow Libertarians are supporting accused murderer George Zimmerman, in the wake of the end of his trial for the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin.

As Libertarians we should be advancing the cause of civil rights and standing up against the racists in this country.… Read more ...

American Independent Party Makes the News Due to George Wallace Mailers, Misprints, and Endorsements

Deborah Pauly is a Republican candidate for Orange County Board of Supervisor, but she is getting some unasked-for-help from the California campaign manager of the former Governor George Wallace of Alabama, who ran for President as a third party presidential candidate in 1968 and who died decades ago. Here is the Orange County Register to clear things up:

Back in 1967, when Gov.  

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Judge Gray Announces for VP, Gary Johnson Endorses

Judge Jim Gray has officially announced his intention to seek the Vice Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party at their national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, this weekend. His statement follows in full:

Dear Convention Delegates:

In 2001 I first met Gary Johnson when he, as a sitting governor of the State of New Mexico, endorsed the original edition of my book, which is entitled “Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs” (Temple University Press, 2d edition, 2012).

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Jim Gilchrist Accused of Selling Endorsements

Jim Gilchrist is the founder of the Minuteman Project and a committed anti-illegal immigration activist. He first made headlines when his Minuteman Project group decided to patrol the Mexican border for illegal immigrants. Over the years Gilchrist’s endorsement has become an important way to signal to conservative activists that a candidate is serious about stopping illegal immigration.… Read more ...

IPR Exclusive: Judge Jim Gray Officially Running for LNC

We reported, yesterday, on rumors that Judge Jim Gray, a former Superior Court Justice in Orange County, California, might run for one of the at-large seats on the Libertarian National Committee. Gray has previously run for US Senate in California as a Libertarian, in 2004.

I sent a question to Judge Jim Gray asking if the rumors about him running for LNC were true, he replied thusly:

Yes, I believe that this is an area in which I can help.

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Judge Jim Gray Supports Marijuana Legalization Proposition in California

A measure to legalize marijuana in California is getting some support from long-time Libertarian Party members. The most high-profile Libertarian Party member in California to endorse and campaign for the measure is Judge Jim Gray, who is a Superior Court Judge in Orange County, California.

Underscoring the importance the backing of law enforcement will play, Lee’s campaign on Wednesday highlighted the support of retired Orange County Superior Court Judge James P.

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CA: Nov. election will probably lead to 3-party special election

from Ballot Access News
California Likely to Hold 3-Party Special Legislative
Election on January 12, 2010

The California Assembly seat, 72nd district, is currently vacant. The district is in northern Orange County and is considered safely Republican. On November 17, 2009, voters will all receive a blanket primary ballot that includes three Republicans, one Democrat, and one Green.

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