Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:
Gregory Horn, the New York Green Party candidate in yesterday’s special election for State Assembly District 144, finished with 8% of the vote, according to WGRZ. Democrat Sean Ryan won with 71%, while Republican Sean Kipp took 21%.
Horn’s campaign is part of a trend of increased Green Party activity in western New York after Howie Hawkins of Syracuse regained GPNY’s ballot line with his 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Hawkins has scheduled a press conference for today to announce a campaign for Syracuse Common Council.
And from Ballot Access News (excerpt):
Horn’s showing was the best ever for a Green Party nominee for the New York legislature, excluding past races in which there was only one major party nominee running. The previous best Green Party showing for a New York legislative race with both a Democrat and a Republican also running had been in 2000, when Javier Enriquez had polled 7.36% in the 50th Assembly district in Brooklyn.