First of all, Hamidi is billing himself as an "independent." Secondly, he emigrated from Iran at age 30, worked his way through jobs and education, and founded an organization of former and current Intel employees that accuses the chipmaker of corporate treason, among other sins. Thirdly, his basic message includes a broadside against outscourcing:
I advocate resolving budget deficit by rebuilding the employment market in California and discouraging outsourcing US jobs and technologies. I will specially work to end the invisible government structure of special interest.
His platform includes cutting taxes and spending, increasing health care, imposing selected tariffs, re-orienting criminal sentences toward rehabilitation, and reigning in globalization ("The centralization of authority associated with globalization is contrary to the U.S. Constitution," he warns). His endorsement list is "in progress."