In a year that has seen the biggest upsurge of activism against marijuana prohibition in American history, Green Party candidates across the country are leading the fight for marijuana legalization while Democrats and Republicans defend the failed, destructive “war on drugs” prohibition regime.
The eyes of Americans who oppose prohibition are on California’s Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010.… Read more ...
True to his word, GOP Gov. Rick Perry did not attend Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate in Austin. He’d earlier said he wouldn’t gab toe-to-toe with Democratic nominee Bill White until White released more tax returns from his stints in public posts.
Unsilenced, White, Libertarian candidate Kathie Glass and Green Party candidate Deb Shafto did their best to craft a lively hour, making some statements along the way that we’ve previously checked.… Read more ...
The initial invitation to the Oct. 19 debate said participation would be allowed for all gubernatorial candidates who met a 10 percent threshold in a survey done for the newspapers. The participating papers in the survey — released Sunday — are the American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry leads his Democratic challenger, Bill White, by 6 percentage points — 39 percent to 33 percent — in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. Libertarian Kathie Glass has the support of 5 percent of the Texans in the survey; Green Party candidate Deb Shafto gets 1 percent.
The Green Party of Texas today submitted 90,000 signatures to get on the ballot as a qualified party. The requirement for ballot access in Texas this year was 43,991, meaning the Green Party of Texas submitted more than double the number of needed signatures.
Assuming they get on the ballot, the list of candidates who will qualify for the ballot is as follows:
Bart Boyce Governor Deb Shafto Governor Herb Gonzales, Jr Lieutenant Governor Edward Lindsay Comptroller of Public Accounts Art Browning Railroad Commissioner Jim Howe US Congress, District 11 Ed Scharf US Congress, District 23 Paul Cardwell State Board of Education, District 9 Ryan Seward State Representative, District 94 Joel West State Representative, District 144 Don Cook County Clerk, Harris County Roger Baker County Clerk, Travis County Earl Lyons County Clerk, Bexar County kat swift County Commissioner, Pct 2, Bexar County Chuck Robinson Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1, Bexar County Joy Vidheecharoen-Glatz Justice of the Peace, Pct 3, Dallas County Jeffrey Dale Glatz County Surveyor, Dallas County Esther Choi County Clerk, Dallas County
The deadline for turning in signatures was today, so the Green Party of Texas is the only new party which could conceivably qualify for the ballot.… Read more ...