LeAlan Jones tells Talking Points Memo he is confident he can win a US Senate seat for the Greens

From Talking Points Memo (read the full thing here):

Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones likes his chances in the race for Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.

Sure, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias may not be worried about third party candidates spoiling his chance to take advantage of Republican Mark Kirk’s recent problems in the race. But Jones is even less concerned about the possibility of spoiling Democrats’ chances to hold Obama’s old seat — and says he could win this thing.

“I don’t know how you spoil something that’s already rotten,” Jones told TPM.

Jones has been getting some attention after a PPP survey showed him polling at a surprising 14% in a matchup against State Treasurer Giannoulias and Rep. Kirk, who took 31% and 30% of the vote, respectively.

“I was surprised it happened this early. I was not surprised that it happened,” Jones told TPM. He explained that he needs “a third of the conservative vote” and “three quarters of the African-American vote” in order to have a shot at winning the general election. Jones, who is African-American, was confident that this is possible in a race “with two non-African-Americans.”

7 thoughts on “LeAlan Jones tells Talking Points Memo he is confident he can win a US Senate seat for the Greens

  1. Robert Milnes

    LOL! Hee Haw. He is confident he can win a US Senate Seat for the Greens! HAAAAA HHHAAAAA. Moron. No, it is a black LIBERAL DEMOCRAT can win this seat, not a GREEN! Just like a black liberal man can win the democratic nomination-IF he fools the progressives-GREENS-into supporting him. Progressives for Obama! Tom-moron-Hayden. You got it backwards or upside down or something. LOSER! This isn’t the Masters. You don’t win & put on the Green jacket. You put the Green jacket on here & YOU LOSE!

  2. Green Party Conservative

    LeAlan Jones of the Green Party doing good work here.

    The first and most fundamental necessity of any gifted Green Party candidate…

    optimism, and can do spirit.

    The Green Party’s Jones has that talent.

    Thanks for story..

  3. Robert Milnes

    As long as nobody tries PLAS, I can say Nobody has tried PLAS.
    Nobody has tried PLAS.
    Nobody has won.(a significant office)
    Coincidence?

  4. jason

    “As long as nobody tries PLAS, I can say Nobody has tried PLAS.
    Nobody has tried PLAS.
    Nobody has won.(a significant office)
    Coincidence?”

    Dear lord, I’m breathing air, AND I’ve never become president of the United States. Coincidence?

    Maybe nobody’s tried it because it’s a terrible idea, and it won’t get anywhere when all you do is spam comment threads of websites promoting third party political candidates.

  5. ILvotes

    Now that there are likely going to be more candidates on the ballot, Jones is going to have a hard time getting a third of the conservative vote. A party that tends to be to the left of the Dems, the Green Party is the party conservatives would naturally go to once they know where the candidate stands.

  6. ILvotes

    *the Green Party is NOT the party conservatives would naturally go to once they know where the candidate stands.

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