The Oregon Constitution Party has been disaffiliated from the national committee of the Constitution Party since 2006. It was widely expected not to nominate Virgil Goode for President this year and that expectation was proven correct on August 18th when they nominated Will Christenson of the Independent American Party as their nominee. Christenson is, as far as IPR knows, not on any other ballots. Richard Winger, as usual, sheds some light on the situation.
He had formed the Independent American Party some time ago but it did not carry out any successful petition drives. The Independent American Parties of Nevada and New Mexico are not associated with Christensen’s party.
Christensen campaigns by listing his “dream cabinet”, which he hopes would include persons such as Congressman Allen West of Florida for Secretary of Defense, and Congressman Ron Paul for Secretary of the Treasury. However, there is no indication that these individuals are even aware of their status. Christensen attempted to obtain the presidential nomination of the American Independent Party of California earlier this month, but did not succeed. His vice-presidential running mate is Kenneth Gibbs.
Christenson’s party has previously been in talks with the Constitution Party about mergers and cooperation.