Tag Archives: Rich Whitney

Illinois Green Party Hosts Statewide Meeting, Elects Rich Whitney As Chairman and Garners Local Media Coverage

On Saturday March 2nd, the Green Party of Illinois held a statewide meeting in Carbondale. The Illinois GP was once one of three major parties in the state, due to Rich Whitney’s 10.36% showing in the 2006 gubernatorial election. However in 2010 he received a significantly lower 2.7% showing in the same contest, and the party lost its coveted status.… Read more ...

Free & Equal condemns non-inclusive Chicago mayoral debate

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The Free and Equal Elections Foundation issued a statement today condemning WLS ABC Channel 7’s decision to hold a non-inclusive Chicago mayoral debate on February 17, 2011. WLS included only selected candidates, intentionally excluding other legally qualified candidates.

“WLS ABC Channel 7 should follow the example set by WFLD Fox Channel 32, which during the gubernatorial race hosted a truly inclusive debate, including all six candidates,” said Christina Tobin, Founder and Chair of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch: Poll for GP Prez 2012

At Green Party Watch, there is a poll about potential Green Party Presidential candidates for 2012. The list was created by the website Green Party Watch,  so it is not official. Though, the community of Green Party Watch includes many Green Party leaders and insiders.

On the list are:

Jared Ball (DC)
Rosa Clemente (NY)
Tom Clements (SC)
Howie Hawkins (NY)
Jesse Johnson (WV)
Cynthia McKinney (GA)
Jill Stein (MA)
kat swift (TX)
Laura Wells (CA)
Rich Whitney (IL)

There is also a space to vote for “Another Green Party candidate not listed here”.… Read more ...

Rich Whitney Leads Green Party Gubernatorial Results

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Illinois Green Party candidate for Governor Rich Whitney led all Green Party gubernatorial candidates in 2010 in total votes and percentage of the total vote, with 99,625 votes, 2.70% of the vote.

Only three times in history have Green Party gubernatorial candidates exceeded 10% of the vote.… Read more ...

Rich Whitney: A final campaign message to supporters

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

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 ...

Independence Party of Minnesota holds balance of power in close race for Governor

According to the New York Times election results board, with 100% of precincts reporting, only 0.5% separates the Democratic and Republican candidates. Additional votes which may be counted, such as provisional ballots, make this race too close to call.

Tom Horner of the Independence Party got 11.9% in this race, with several other candidates in the race:

Chris Wright Grassroots Party 7,513 0.4%
Farheen Hakeem Green Party 6,188 0.3%
Ken Pentel Ecology Democracy Party 6,178 0.3%
Linda Eno Resource Party 4,092 0.2%

In the other three gubernatorial races which the NY Times considers too close to call at this time:

Illinois, 99% reporting – 0.5% separate the Democrat and Republican

Scott Lee Cohen Independent 134,219 3.6%
Rich Whitney Green Party 99,625 2.7%
Lex Green Libertarian Party 34,293 0.9%

In Connecitcut, again 0.5% separate the Democratic and Republican candidates.… Read more ...

Springfield IL State Journal Register: Green Whitney and Libertarian Green are better choices than Scott Lee Cohen

Journal-Register article sent to us by Scott West:

On Election Day, some people will be tempted to mark their ballot for Scott Lee Cohen, the independent candidate for governor.

They will look at their ballot and see the names of Republican Bill Brady and Democrat Pat Quinn and think about all the negative advertising the two have lobbed at each other.… Read more ...

Green candidates support marijuana legalization

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

In a year that has seen the biggest upsurge of activism against marijuana prohibition in American history, Green Party candidates across the country are leading the fight for marijuana legalization while Democrats and Republicans defend the failed, destructive “war on drugs” prohibition regime.

The eyes of Americans who oppose prohibition are on California’s Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010.… Read more ...

Rich Whitney video: “How’s that working out for you?”

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Illinois Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney has a new video on youtube that speaks for itself:

Illinois Greens Sue Debate Sponsors

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

RICH WHITNEY, LEALAN JONES, AND THE ILGP FILE SUIT AGAINST WTTW OVER DEBATE EXCLUSION

Carbondale, IL— The Illinois Green Party and candidates Rich Whitney and LeAlan Jones filed suit in federal court late yesterday against public television station WTTW, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Public Broadcasting Service and President and CEO of WTTW Daniel J.… Read more ...

Illinois: Green party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will participate in Chicago satellite version of Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity”

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Carbondale, IL— Green party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will participate in the Chicago satellite version of Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” on Saturday. Mr. Whitney will address the crowd at the Illinois Green Party stage in Grant Park at approximately 1:30 PM. The main rally will be located in Washington D.C.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party says voting problems show need for Green Party

from a Green Party of Illinois press release as posted at onthewilderside.com:

New Touch Screen Problems, Absentee Ballot Mess Further Evidence that Voters Need the Green Party

On the heels of “Whiteygate”, new problems have been reported with touch-screen voting machines in Chicago. This, coupled with a major voting rights issue involving absentee ballots, point to the need for serious electoral reform that won’t happen with Democratic officeholders, say Green Party leaders.… Read more ...