Krist Novoselic has been devoted to left-wing causes since his Nirvana days in the early 1990s. He nearly ran for Lieutenant Governor of Washington in 2004, but ultimately backed out. He later teamed up with FairVote, which is a Washington non-profit that promotes electoral reform. Washington state's ballot laws allow for anyone to make up a political party and get themselves on a ballot, so in 2009 he ran for Wahkiakum County Clerk as a member of the fictional Grange Party. It was a protest run designed to show how ludicrous the state's election laws were, and he dropped out before the election.