Gary Kreep, an attorney who has questioned the legitimacy of President Obama’s birth certificate, was leading rival Garland Peed by 56 votes in the contest for a Superior Court judgeship in California, according to a U-T San Diego article.
Kreep co-founded the United States Justice Foundation, according to that group’s Web site. He has starred in commercials questioning Obama’s birthplace, according to Talking Points Memo blog, and was rated as “lacking qualifications” by the local county bar association, according to U-T San Diego, formerly The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Peed is a deputy district attorney in the San Diego County District.
Kreep’s campaign Web site states, “Arrogant judges who overstep their authority are a threat to society. They let criminals go free based on procedural technicalities. Other judges think nothing of overturning ballot measures approved by millions of voters. Some are elected just to push a political agenda.”
Kreep has said the local bar’s rating reflected its bias against his conservative Christian views and the causes he has supported.