Cindy Sheehan makes Socialist run for Calif. governor slot, cites Hugo Chavez as inspiration

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Liberal activist Cindy Sheehan, the activist mother of a slain Iraq solider who ran as the vice presidential candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party alongside Roseanne Barr, announced last week that she’s throwing her hat in the ring for a shot at being the next governor of California.

Speaking at a Green Party rally in Wisconsin, Miss Sheehan proudly declared that she’s a Socialist, and she’s “not going to be ashamed to say it,” EAGnews.org first reported.

“One of my biggest inspirations is President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela,” she added, receiving applause. “He convinced [citizens] that they could take power into their own hands and work with him to improve their own lives, and that’s what happened.”

“And so that’s my inspiration. Getting everybody involved,” she said.

Miss Sheehan didn’t get into specifics on her plan for California, but said, “If you’re not happy, why do you keep voting for those [expletives]?”

** FILE **Venezuela's deceased president Hugo Chavez (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, file)

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** FILE **Venezuela’s deceased president Hugo Chavez (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, file) more >

According to EAGnews, the event was sponsored by the nonprofit Liberty Tree Foundation. It featured AFT-Wisconsin’s Bryan Kennedy, Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin and former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

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