Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch
From the Metrowest Daily News:
BOSTON — Dr. Jill Stein of Wayland will declare her candidacy for governor of Massachusetts on Monday, Feb. 8 at a rally in front of the State House. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m., across from the Robert Gould Shaw monument. A crowd of enthusiastic volunteers from across the state is expected to attend.
Stein, who ran for governor in 2002, and received over 350,000 votes in her race for secretary of the commonwealth in 2006, sees 2010 as the year in which voters are ready to turn to a candidate who comes from outside the Beacon Hill establishment.
“Clearly, there’s a voter rebellion in the works,” said Stein. “Our campaign is going to give people the opportunity to vote for real change and real solutions to the grave problems facing our families, communities, working people and small businesses.”
With at least four candidates aiming for the corner office, Stein believes that it’s anyone’s race – and she insists she’s in it to win.
“With four competing candidates, this race can be won with as little as 26 percent of the vote,” Stein said.
She noted that she received 19 percent of the vote in her 2006 race for secretary of state, so the possibility that a third party candidate could take the reins on Beacon Hill is not far-fetched.
Stein will run under the banner of the Green-Rainbow Party, the state affiliate of the Green Party of the United States.
“People have had enough of bailouts, layoffs, sweetheart deals, unaffordable health care, cruel foreclosures, crushing costs of wars, and foot-dragging on the climate crisis. It’s time for real change, not more of the same,” said Stein. “We are going to break the stranglehold of lobbyists and insiders, and get Beacon Hill back to work for the ordinary people of the commonwealth. Together we can build the healthy, secure green future we so urgently need.”