date Peter Camejo for California Governor: From a San Francisco Examiner story:
Agha Saeed endorsed Camejo on behalf of the American Muslim Political Coordination Council Political Action Committee, the umbrella association for four national American-Muslim groups.

"The Green Party is trying to extend the political spectrum," said Saeed, national chairman of the American Muslim Alliance, comparing the Unites States' two-party system to Pakistan, where 72 parties competed in recent elections. "We believe that the political spectrum in this country is too short." [...]

The group's endorsement was the first ever for a third-party gubernatorial candidate. Saeed and other Muslim leaders said they support Camejo because of his stands on equal treatment for immigrants, and against secret trials.

Camejo, a Venezuela native and businessman who has been campaigning heavily in San Francisco, said he expects the Green Party, with a traditional base of Euro-American environmentalists, to appeal to disillusioned Latino and Arab-American voters on Election Day.

Camejo's stances on international relations have also made him a popular speaker with the anti-Iraq war movement.

Posted by at October 31, 2002 08:15 PM
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Is this the same Peter Camejo who was the Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate in 1972?

Posted by: Mike at November 1, 2002 07:42 AM

Yup.

Posted by: Matt Welch at November 1, 2002 11:02 AM

I heard a few minutes of the John and Ken Show with him. He thinks we have an apartheid-type system here vis-a-vis illegal immigrants. He thinks they should be allowed to vote so as to remove the apartheid. He didn't have an answer when told that those people came here knowing that they were breaking our laws. He had another wacky idea regarding immigration which I've unfortunately forgot.

Posted by: Lonewacko at November 1, 2002 12:47 PM
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