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  Peace & Freedom
POLITICAL PARTY DETAILS
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AbbreviationPFP
Websitehttp://www.peaceandfreedom.org/
CountryUnited States
Established0000-00-00
Disbanded0000-00-00
ContributorPatrick
Last EditedRBH - April 28, 2011 01:49am
DescriptionThe Peace and Freedom Party is a ballot-listed minor party in California. It first appeared in 1966 when three people ran for the U.S. House under the PFP label: two in Washington State and one in New York State.

The party was officially organized on 6/23/1967 by social activists in the farm worker, civil rights, and anti-Vietnam movements. In the beginning, the PFP intended to be a nationwide party. It held a national convention in Ann Arbor MI on 8/17-18-1968. Eldridge Cleaver was nominated for President over Richard C. "Dick" Gregory by a margin of 161.5 to 54. However, Gregory formed a competing Freedom and Peace party and ran separately.

In the election of 1968, the PFP ran a number of candidates nationwide. Its national tickets fared rather poorly. Gregory garnered 47,097 votes compared to 36,623 for Cleaver. PFP candidates for the U.S. Senate garnered an aggregate nationwide total of 105,411 votes. The PFP gained ballot access in California, which it retained except for the brief period 2002-2003.

The national PFP eroded quickly after the 1968 election. In 1972, a new "People's Party" was organized with the PFP as the California state affiliate. The PFP endorsed the People's nominees in 1972 (Benjamin Spock) and 1976 (Margaret Wright).

After the demise of the People's Party of 1972-1976, the PFP was sustained in California. It usually runs its own nominees for President, although in 1984 it endorsed the Citizen's Party candidate, Sonia Johnson.

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Jan 11, 2012 02:00pm Announcement Peace and Freedom is Going National!   Article Zeus the Moose 
Jan 31, 2006 09:40am News Peace and Freedom Party fails to qualify for June primary election  Article Patrick 
Aug 03, 2004 12:00am News Nader loses Peace and Freedom Party nomination  Article Gerald Farinas 

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MOST RECENT RACES
11/04/2014 US House - National Vote Peace and Freedom Party Control Lost 0.04% (-51.37%)
11/04/2014 CA - District 44 Adam Shbeita Lost 13.35% (-73.30%)
06/08/2014 CA Governor - Open Primary Cindy Sheehan Lost 1.22% (-53.13%)
06/08/2014 CA Lt. Governor - Open Primary Amos Johnson Lost 0.95% (-48.92%)
06/08/2014 CA Insurance Commissioner - Open Primary Nathalie Hrizi Lost 5.36% (-47.69%)
06/08/2014 CA Board of Equalization 3 - Open Primary Eric S. Moren Lost 0.03% (-99.42%)
06/08/2014 CA Board of Equalization 3 - Open Primary Jan B. Tucker Lost 0.01% (-99.44%)
06/03/2014 CA - District 44 - Open Primary Adam Shbeita Won 0.02% (+0.00%)
06/03/2014 CA - District 12 - Open Primary Frank Lara Lost 1.96% (-72.25%)
06/03/2014 CA - District 13 - Open Primary Larry Allen Lost 2.46% (-84.40%)
06/03/2014 CA - District 34 - Open Primary Howard Johnson Lost 11.58% (-62.26%)
11/05/2013 NJ Governor William Araujo Lost 0.16% (-60.15%)
11/05/2013 NJ Lieutenant Governor Maria Salamanca Lost 0.16% (-60.15%)
05/21/2013 CA State Senate 16 - Special Election Mohammad Arif Lost 0.75% (-49.08%)
11/06/2012 Jefferson President Roseanne Barr Lost 0.38% (-52.31%)
11/06/2012 US Vice President Cindy Sheehan Lost 0.00% (-61.71%)
11/06/2012 US President - Popular Vote Roseanne Barr Lost 0.05% (-51.01%)
11/06/2012 CA State Senate 33 Lee H. Chauser Lost 19.59% (-60.82%)
11/06/2012 CA State Senate 09 Mary McIlroy Lost 14.24% (-71.52%)
11/06/2012 CA State Assembly 15 Eugene Ruyle Lost 13.24% (-73.52%)