Tag Archives: Cleveland

Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

Green Party to protest proposed water rate hike on steps of Cleveland City Hall this evening

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Members of the local Green Party plan to picket outside Cleveland City Hall this evening to protest a proposed rate hike by the city’s Division of Water and to call for the resignation of Public Utilities Director Barry Withers.

The protest, on the front steps of City Hall, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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Libertarian Party of Ohio on their progress

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Republicans won the 2010 mid-term elections based primarily on a huge resurgence of public interest in Libertarian platforms of smaller government involvement and common sense fiscal conservatism. While the tidal wave of Republican enthusiasm has swept the GOP back into power, they weren’t the only party to make significant gains on Tuesday, states the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s Political Director Michael Johnston.… Read more ...

Cleveland city councilor switches registration from Democrat to Green

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Cleveland City Councilman Brian Cummins, who came into office as a Democrat, recently sent a letter to the party canceling his membership. He voted a Green Party ballot in the September primary for Cuyahoga County Council. Cummins had been a Columbus Green Party organizer before coming to Cleveland.

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Cleveland Plain Dealer endorses Libertarian Matthew P. Cantrell for state treasurer

From the Plain Dealer (H/T to Ballot Access News):

In a campaign for Ohio treasurer that produced more light and less mud, Matthew P. Cantrell, the young Libertarian candidate, probably wouldn’t get a second look. That would be a mistake — especially in light of glaring deficiencies that make both major-party candidates unattractive options.

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Green Party candidate leads protests against Cuyahoga County, OH official

Green Party candidate for Cuyahoga County Executive David Ellison recently led a protest, also attended by Green candidate for County Council Alan Crossman and a Democratic candidate, calling for the resignation of the county’s auditor.  The auditor, Frank Russo, is currently being investigated by federal officials in a corruption probe.  From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

We’re adding our names to the people asking for his resignation,” said David Ellison, the Green executive hopeful who assembled about 15 people and his dog for the afternoon demonstration outside the County Administration Building.

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Green ‘political unknown’ running in race for newly created Cuyahoga County executive position

Read the full thing here.  Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Vaughn Stull:

David Ellison, a Cleveland architect running for the Green Party, opposed the county charter that created the executive position. Ellison said he thought the executive structure was too hierarchical, but he later decided to run for the job.

“It just seemed like now was the time,” he said.

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In two-way race, Green beating Communist in Ohio

In a rare two-way race between two members of a third party, a member of the Green Party is beating out a member of the Communist Party for a seat on the Cleveland City Council.  Both are also members of the Democratic Party, and Congressman Dennis Kucinich endorsed the Communist.  With 17% of precincts reporting, the Green is winning by 20%. … Read more ...

Liveblogging the alternative Presidential Debate

The comments of this post will be an opportunity for readers to liveblog the The City Club of Cleveland debate between Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin and Ralph Nader, moderated by Dan Moulthrop of Cleveland’s PBS radio and television stations, which will be streamed live by ideastream (http://www.wviz.org/ and http://www.cityclub.org/homepage.asp).… Read more ...