With more than 10,000 signatures, Jill Stein, the Green-Rainbow Party candidate for Massachusetts Governor, has now qualified for the November election. The party also turned in signatures for two other candidates to appear in the general election. Richard Winger at BAN reports that the party only needs one its candidates to receive 3% of the vote in the next election, so it should have automatic ballot-access in 2012.
The Green-Rainbow gubernatorial candidate has yet to garner much attention in her bid. However, Some have speculated that Stein may have a great impact on the race, as she could split progressive votes with incumbent Governor Deval Patrick (D). Her other opponents are Republican Charlie Baker and Independent Tim Cahill.
In other news on the candidate, Stein is quite vocal with her opposition to any potential casino gambling bill coming from the Massachusetts legislature.