Mountain Party Enters West Virginia U.S. Senate Race

From Ballot Access News:

On July 19, the Mountain Party (the West Virginia affiliate of the Green Party) held a state nominating convention and decided to enter a candidate in the U.S. Senate race. He is Bob Henry Baber. See this story for more detail.

That race will probably have five candidates on the ballot. The Libertarian nominee is John Buckley, a former Virginia state legislator. The Constitution Party is almost finished with its petition drive for its nominee, Phil Hudok.

From the article cited:

The Mountain Party will run Bob Henry Baber against Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant for the open U.S. Senate seat in November.

About 30 Mountain Party delegates gathered at the party’s convention Saturday at the Braxton Senior Center in Sutton, West Virginia.

The delegates voted overwhelmingly, with only one dissenting vote, to put Baber on the ballot in November.

The move went against the earlier wishes of Mountain Party chair Charlotte Pritt, who in April argued against running Baber for Senate.

“The Senate race is not essential,” Pritt said at the time. “It’s not good strategy to run a Mountain Party candidate in that race. And it’s a race we clearly cannot win. As a matter of strategy, we should be focusing on local races where we have a chance to win.”

4 thoughts on “Mountain Party Enters West Virginia U.S. Senate Race

  1. NewFederalist

    Wow! I had to do a double take. I thought this was the late Sonny Bono for a minute.

  2. Jed Ziggler Post author

    “Wow! I had to do a double take. I thought this was the late Sonny Bono for a minute.”

    Baber 2014: He’s Got You, Babe

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