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Contact: Jacob James
858-848-5517, or email

New Independent SuperPAC Commences Media Campaign for California State Assembly (AD-28) Candidate Chad Walsh of Silicon Valley, CA

Silicon Valley, Calif. (May 23, 2012) – Today, icPurple launched an aggressive television and online media campaign in support of independent candidates across California, including Silicon Valley’s independent Assembly candidate Chad Walsh.

icPurple is based on the core principle that by supporting moderate, independent candidates, this movement will encourage more pragmatic and solutions-oriented political behavior in Washington, D.C. and in states across the country.

“This is about building a movement,” said the group’s principal founder, Ted Waitt, philanthropist and co-founder of Gateway, Inc. “The ‘centrist majority’ — the 40 percent of the American electorate we have been hearing so much about in the news lately — are demanding pragmatic and problem-solving behavior from our elected officials once again. We believe independent minded voters will see this as an opportunity for more than just a statement vote, but as a chance for real political change.”

icPurple does not represent a political party or special interests, nor does it purport to have third party ambitions. The group’s core values are outlined in the newly authored ‘Declaration of Independents,’ stating, “I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. I am an American.”

In addition to supporting Walsh, publicly endorses independent candidates at the local, state, and federal levels in California and across the country. Those currently listed include Linda Parks, current County Supervisor and Independent candidate for Congress in Ventura, CA; Nathan Fletcher, Independent candidate for Mayor of San Diego, CA; and Chad Condit, Independent candidate for Congress in Modesto, CA.

Walsh has been living in Silicon Valley for more than 20 years, and has a strong background in technology, engineering, law and education. As he states on his official website, “We need to move beyond partisanship and work together to promote job growth, reform government, and build the best education system in the world.”

Outside of California, icPurple is also prominently supporting Angus King, the two-term independent governor of Maine seeking Senator Olympia Snowe’s (R-ME) soon to be vacated Senate seat. King is a beacon for the independent movement taking foot across the country. Speaking to in April 2012, Independent Governor King said, “What these folks [DC insiders] really respect more than anything else is electoral power. I think my election would send the message not only to the people in the Senate but also to the people in the country that there is a different way.”


icPurple is an independent political action committee dedicated to the election of independent leaders. The organization represents an ever-growing movement of American voters who are tired of government paralysis at the hands of partisan politics. They believe it is time for politicians to put patriotism above party loyalty and engage in pragmatic, problem-solving leadership.