Tag Archives: Deb Shafto

Rich Whitney Leads Green Party Gubernatorial Results

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Illinois Green Party candidate for Governor Rich Whitney led all Green Party gubernatorial candidates in 2010 in total votes and percentage of the total vote, with 99,625 votes, 2.70% of the vote.

Only three times in history have Green Party gubernatorial candidates exceeded 10% of the vote.… Read more ...

Green candidates support marijuana legalization

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

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 ...

Texas: A Democrat, a Libertarian and a Green walk into a room…

Ciara O’Rourke in the Austin American-Statesman:

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 ...

Doing the Right Thing For All The Wrong Reasons?

From the Austin-American Statesman:

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.

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Kathie Glass: Rick Perry’s Worst Nightmare?

According to the Houston Chronicle (Texas’ largest newspaper), she just might be. An excerpt:

The real potential for Glass is that her message of stark government downsizing will steal votes from Perry.

In the 1990 governor’s race, where many voters were disgusted with the Republican candidates, Libertarian Jeff Daiell won almost 4 percent of the ballots.

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Kathie Glass at 5%, Deb Shafto at 1% in TX Gubernatorial Race

From the Texas Tribune:

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.

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TX Gubernatorial Debate May Include Glass

In Texas, Rick Perry has a longstanding policy of refusing to debate his Democratic opponent, former Houston Mayor Bill White. Already, the League of Women Voters hosted a debate between White and the Libertarian Kathie Glass when Perry declined. Now, the same situation may emerge again. From the Austin American-Statesman:

The newspapers, along with Austin public television station KLRU, will deliver a letter to Republican Gov.

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Green Party of Texas Submits 90,000 Signatures To Get On Ballot

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 ...