Tag Archives: Rahm Emanuel

Illinois Green Party launches petition demanding Emanuel and Alvarez resign

180px-GreenPartyUSAOnline Petition from the Green Party of Illinois: 

The Green Party of Chicago demands that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez resign from their offices. Citizens of Chicago will no longer endure the corruption and lies emanating from the highest offices of the city. We deserve honest elected officials who protect and serve the public.… Read more ...

Supporters of former Libertarian candidate Ron Paul and one time possible Reform Party candidate Donald Trump clash at CPAC

Maggie Haberman at Politico (excerpts):

The real-estate mogul with a genius for self-promotion gave the most-acclaimed — and most colorful — speech at the conservative gathering this afternoon, from the moment he took the stage to the song “Money, Money, Money.”

With no visible sense of irony, he slammed libertarian Ron Paul as a losing hopeful who can’t capture the brass ring and got booed by some for it, said our current president came ‘out of nowhere,” and quoted a business magazine’s story about what a terrific entrepreneur he himself is.

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John Halle on CounterPunch asks readers to support the Green Party against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago mayoral race

From CounterPunch:

Emanuel’s access to the highest echelons of the Democratic Party corporate establishment and to attendant hordes of cold cash for the asking makes it a good bet that he will waltz through the Democratic Party primary campaign one which will amount to a coronation ceremony rather than a competition…

These include environmentalists well aware of his role in pushing through the “pragmatic” appointment of energy industry shill Ken Salazar and Obama’s catastrophic jettisoning of his campaign pledge to continue the ban on off-shore drilling.

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Five-way Green primary to take place in Illinois; twenty six candidates in total

In Illinois’ fifth congressional district, over two dozen candidates have filed for the March 3rd primary.  The special primary and special election are being held to replace Rahm Emanuel, who will be moving from the House to the White House.  He will become Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff.

The five candidates are Deb Leticia Gordils, Mark Arnold Fredrickson, Alan Augustson (who was previously reported on here), Mathew Reichel, and Simon Ribeiro. … Read more ...

Green Alan Augustson announces candidacy in Illinois’s 5th congressional district

Alan Augustson has officially announced his candidacy for Democrat and White House Chief of Staff-to-be Rahm Emanuel’s vacant seat in Congress.  A special election will be held on April 7 to determine who will represent Illinois’s fifth congressional district.  Since the Green Party is a ballot qualified party in Illinois, Augustson will only need to collect 30 signatures in order to appear on the ballot.… Read more ...