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Lynne Williams thanks her supporters

The 2010 Green candidate for governor, who then dropped out to run for State Senate, sent the following email to the supporters of her Senate race (Williams received about 12 percent of the vote, which was actually less than the margin between the Democrat and the Republican):

While I am disappointed in the results of the race in State Senate District 28, I do not regret having run.… Read more ...

Lynne Williams: ‘Equality Maine should understand marginalization’

Lynne Williams was running for governor of Maine this year, but dropped out due to new laws that made the race harder on Green candidates.  She is now running for state senate.  The following was a message sent to supporters:

It has recently come to my attention, through phone calls from friends and supporters, that Equality Maine is phoning voters in State Senate District 28 (coastal Hancock County) asking for them to vote for Jim Schatz, who Equality Maine has endorsed.

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Green candidates win key labor endorsements

GP.org:

While Dems take labor support for granted and cave in to corporate lobbies, Greens fight for working people; Greens say “We don’t have a shortage of work ethic in America, we have a shortage of work”

Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on labor http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-labor.php

WASHINGTON, DC — Green candidates for Congress and other public offices have drawn important endorsements from unions and labor organizations, as well as union leaders and rank and file members throughout the US.… Read more ...

Maine Greens Play the Game Without a Player

From the Kennebec Journal:

It may be the first election in 16 years without a Green candidate for governor on the ballot, but that doesn’t mean the Maine Green Independent Party won’t have an impact on the race.

Green leadership has met with one candidate – indepedent Eliot Cutler of Cape Elizabeth – and have invited the other four contenders in for sit-downs.

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Lynne Williams receives endorsement of ‘D.C. based Women’s Campaign Forum’ in run for State Senate

The following is posted at the Women’s Campaign Forum website:

Lynne WilliamsLynne Williams is running for State Senate in Maine’s 28th District. Williams has spent many years as an attorney and organizer, working with disenfranchised communities to give them a voice in the halls of power. Williams now represents community groups that are resisting industrial development in their communities and is a member of the Bar Harbor, Maine Planning Board. 

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Lynne Williams to participate in bottled water forum

Lynne Williams, former Green candidate for governor of Maine and now running for state senate, will be participating in a forum on bottled water and its local impacts:

FORUM ON BOTTLED WATER AND ITS IMPACTS
Sunday, May 16th from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor

Film about Bottled Water “Tapped” Followed By Panel Discussion

Background: The rise of the bottled water industry is visible in Maine and through the entire world.… Read more ...

Lynne Williams: I’ll be the Green Party’s candidate in State Senate District 28

Not long after announcing the end of her Maine gubernatorial bid, Green Lynne Williams has announced that she will be running for State Senate.  Williams is also a community activist and ran for State House in 2004, garnering almost 13 percent of the vote.  The announcement posted on her website:

The Maine Green Independent Party’s Legislative Recruitment Committee did an excellent job this year, and will have 18 Legislative candidates on the November ballot.… Read more ...

Maine Green Party Will Have no Candidate for Governor

Reposted from Ballot Access News:

On March 15, Lynne Williams announced that her petition drive to get on the Green Party’s primary ballot for Governor will not succeed. See this story. Although the Green Party is ballot-qualified in Maine, it still has ballot access problems. That is because Maine is one of three states that makes it very difficult for members of a small ballot-qualified party to get on their own party’s primary ballot.

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‘Greens No Longer Clean’

DownEast.com has an interesting analysis of Maine Green Party gubernatorial candidate Lynne Williams’ decision to not go for public campaign financing.  The Green Party has traditionally done very well in Maine and accepted public financing, and third parties are expected to do well this year in the gubernatorial race, although some recent changes in ballot access and campaign finance law – as well as a few other factors – have changed this.… Read more ...

Chris Hedges: ‘Gravel’s Lament’

Following a protest outside the White House featuring many antiwar leaders, from Cynthia McKinney to Dennis Kucinich to Lynne Williams to Mike Gravel, journalist Chris Hedges wrote a piece titled “Gravel’s Lament.” A video is also included here featuring Gravel’s speech and him leading a chant, saying, “Hey, hey, Obama, say, how many kids did you kill today?”

Barack Obama, who is as mesmerized by the red, white and blue bunting draped around our vast killing machine as the press, the two main political parties and our entertainment industry, will not halt our doomed imperial projects or renege on the $1 trillion in defense-related spending that is hollowing out the country from the inside.

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The Tipping Point profiles Maine Green gubernatorial candidate Lynne Williams

Posted by Mike Tipping at The Tipping Point

On Tuesday, the 2010 race for the Blaine House began with the official announcement of the first gubernatorial candidate, Green Independent Party chair Lynne Williams. Other candidates such as outgoing Attorney General Steve Rowe have made their intentions to run clear, but Williams is the first to make a public announcement.

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Green Williams to run for Maine governor in 2010

The Bangor Daily News reports this morning that Maine Green Independent Party chair Lynne Williams has announced plans to run for governor in 2010. In 2002, Green Jonathan Carter won nine percent of the vote for governor; in 2006, Green Pat LaMarche won 10 percent.

In a statement, Williams said, “The Green party platform, and my own values, are particularly suited to guiding a state through this type of period.… Read more ...