Son of controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy announces run for governor

The Nevada Independent reported Ryan Bundy, the son of controversial Mesquite-area rancher Cliven Bundy, plans to run for governor in 2018.

Bundy told The Nevada Independent in an interview on Thursday that he plans to file to run for governor as an independent on March 14, and will run on the same state sovereignty principles that made him and his family household names during a 2014 armed standoff with the federal government over unpaid grazing fees.

“The state of Nevada needs someone who will stand up for statehood, and recognize that Nevada is a sovereign state, not just a province of the U.S.,” he said.

Bundy, who was acquitted and released from an Oregon court in November following charges that stemmed from the takeover of the federally owned Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, said he didn’t believe any of the current candidates for governor would enforce Nevada’s “constitutional” right to all land and resources within the state.

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  1. Phil Edwards says:

    If the theories of the Bundys were ever put into practice Nevada would be required to manage at their cost every acre of current federal land including the Boulder Dam complex. This guy would have to sell it all to the private sector for a quick cash grab and then the privateers would over time make a killing. The first thing he can do now is to influence his daddy to get his wandering cows under control before some innocent motorist pays the price of having them where they should not be. The Bundy’s will claim their right to opening ranging surplants public safety.

  2. Mark Schaffer says:

    I enjoy seeing our government getting a bloody nose once in awhile, to remind them who “We The People” are! I believe that our government has grown too large, and is too embroiled in corruption.
    HOWEVER, I do NOT believe in allowing others to take advantage of this situation in a vigilante style, taking resources for free from the rest of us, while parading around as some sort of fallacious hero.
    Bundy is a crook, whose purported beliefs, dovetail so nicely into his robbery of the public’s fortunes. Those who blindly support his lawlessness are mere “useful idiots” in support of a public moocher!
    I live here. I’ve seen the rubbish strewn water holes, and the trashy corrals that Bundy claims ‘responsible stewardship’ of. His own ranch looks like a car salvage lot! He is a false profit of patriotism and a parasite to the property owned by ‘WE THE PEOPLE’!

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