With the deadline for public matching funds fast approaching, the Green Party is making one final push to get their candidates to raise enough money.
The Supreme Court just made another ruling allowing unlimited corporate money into state and local elections. The justices had an opportunity to revisit the awful decision they made in Citizens United, but chose corporate greed over democracy for a second time.
So I had a conversation online and the question came up if it would be un-Green like to take money from Republicans in order to help fund a campaign. Ralph Nader didn’t do it in his 2000, 2004 runs to give you some perspective, but what about the rest of the Greens?… Read more ...
From Illinois Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney:
November 4, 2010 – 12:34 am
Don’t Lose Heart! Cause for Hope Amidst the Disappointment
A “Final” Campaign Message (But Read On!) by Rich Whitney, 2010 Green Party Candidate for Governor
To the hundreds of people who supported me in my campaign for Governor, and to the roughly 100,000 or so who saw fit to vote for me, despite the politics of fear that swept Illinois this election season, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.… Read more ...
Malik Rahim has been widely report on by IPR, but his congressional district is not the only one whose election has been delayed to December 6th. Louisiana’s fourth congressional district is in the same position, and two independents are running in that race.
Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
I dont know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
I look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through
Looking into their eyes I see them running too
Running on – running on empty
Running on – running blind
Running on – running into the sun
But Im running behind
– from “Running on Empty” by Jackson Browne
Screaming in the Rain
I was on my way home from doing a radio interview in Reading, Pennsylvania.… Read more ...
In a recent email to his supporters, independent congressional candidate John Murphy made a desperate plea for help. He is trying to put out newspaper ads to reach 106,000, radio ads, and automated calls to reach 50,000 voters, he said. And it would all cost $8,000, with close to $0 currently in the bank.… Read more ...
The Real News Network is an online news organization that was founded by one of Canada’s most respected journalists, Paul Jay.Â Other respected public figures like Noami Klein and Gore Vidal have supported it since its inception.Â It is a completely viewer-supported venture and aims to cover important issues that the mainstream cable networks have ignored or forgotten.Â In the past, the organization has given a lot of air time to candidates that the networks ignore, such as Mike Gravel, Ron Paul, and Ralph Nader.… Read more ...