NBC: Is DC Statehood Green Party DC’s “Second Party”?

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

NBC Washington has an article about the DC Statehood Green Party entitled “DC’s ‘Second Party’?”:

The D.C. Statehood Green Party styles itself the District’s “Second Party” — a barb directed not just at the city’s Republicans, but also at the notion that D.C. is a one-party town.

This year, the Statehood Greens have five candidates running for citywide office.

The party nominated perennial candidate, noted trumpet player, and former Marlon Brando paramour Faith for mayor, though with some reluctance — Faith actually received only 40 percent of the votes in the September primary, despite running unopposed…

Other contenders are making more serious efforts. Rick Tingling-Clemmons is challenging Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, while Joyce Robinson-Paul is on the ballot for shadow representative. Two veteran Statehood Green activists, Ann C. Wilcox and David Schwartzman, are running for citywide D.C. Council seats. (The party also has a candidate in Ward 1, Nancy Shia, who was nominated after winning the primary there as a write-in candidate.)

Read the full article at NBC Washington.

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