The Arizona Republic recently ran an article asking, “Is Green the new red?” In it, Green Party officials accuse their candidates for Congress in Arizona’s 10th and 24th districts of not following some of the party’s key principles and abandoning (or so it seemed) the Republican party on the very same day that they were nominated by the Green Party.
An excerpt of the article follows, and you can read the whole thing here:
Democrats smell a rat. They say the Greens, newly empowered as a recognized party with ballot status in Arizona, are being used as a stalking horse for Republicans. The theory: Green candidates could siphon enough votes from Democrats to help Republicans win.
The state’s Green Party has a similar take, which is why it opposes two candidates running as Greens: Margarite Dale in District 10 and Jack Kretzer in Yuma’s District 24. Neither adheres to some of the party’s key principles, said Angel Torres, co-chairman of the Arizona Green Party.