Tag Archives: Eugene Platt

Jonathan Allen: Despite Loss, Platt Sees Positive Future for Green Party in SC

Published in the Summerville Patch May 7th: 


No one can claim Eugene Platt and the Green Party played the spoiler role in the First Congressional District race won by former Gov. Mark Sanford Tuesday.

“I want to congratulate Gov. Sanford on his win, and [Elizabeth Colbert] Busch on her run,” Platt said.… Read more ...

Green Eugene Platts Nets .5% of the Vote In Special Congressional Election in South Carolina

On May 7th, the special congressional election for the 1st district was held to determine who will succeed former GOP congressman Tim Scott, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate to replace Jim DeMint in January. Former congressman and governor Mark Sanford won the election. Here are the results:

Mark Sanford – Republican- 77,466 – 54.04%

Elizabeth Colbert Busch – Democrat – 64,818 – 45.21%

Eugene Platt – Green – 690 – 0.48%

Write-in – 380 – 0.27%


Green Party candidate Platt is the only Green elected to public office in South Carolina.  … Read more ...

Paul Bowers: Long-shot Green candidate Eugene Platt brings fiery idealism to SC-1 race

The following was published on the Charleston City Paper website on May 1st: 


The special election for South Carolina’s District 1 Congressional seat is next week, and Green Party candidate Eugene Platt has raised less than $5,000 for his campaign. To put it another way, Platt has raised less than 0.7 percent of the combined totals of his opponents, Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch.… Read more ...

Green Party Candidate Eugene Platt Tweets Responses to SC1 Debate Questions, Explores Exclusion

The following was posted on April 29th on Eugene Platt’s campaign website. On April 29th, the debate for the 1st congressional district of South Carolina special election was held and televised by C-SPAN. However, only Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch participated, while Green Party nominee Eugene Platt was excluded. Read more ...

Green Party Candidate In SC 1st District Special Election Excluded From Debate

The following was posted on Green Party Watch on April 26th:

From the Charleston City Paper:

Patch, AOL’s online local news platform, will host a debate between candidates for South Carolina’s District 1 House seat on Monday at the Citadel, but only two of the three candidates will be present.… Read more ...

Green Party Candidate Eugene Platt Hopes to Receive At Least 10% Of the Vote In SC 1st District Special Election

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Post and Courier previously profiled all Republican and Democratic 1st Congressional District candidates. This profile is of the only third-party candidate in the race.


Published in The Post and Courier

Compared with the major political party candidates seeking the 1st Congressional District seat, Green Party hopeful Eugene Platt is saying something different.… Read more ...

Green Eugene Platt Running for Congress Against Celebrity Candidate and Disgraced Ex-Governor


 The following is an April 5th article from Whiteout Press.

Green in SC Congressional race vs Colbert sister, disgraced ex-Gov

April 5, 2013. Charleston. Get ready for the most television-driven Congressional race of 2013. In one month, voters will go to the polls in the South Carolina Special Election featuring a disgraced former Governor against an unknown, inexperienced sister of a popular Comedy Central host.

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South Carolina Greens Nominate Eugene Platt In 1st Congressional District Special Election

The following was posted on Green Party Watch on March 10th: 

In a message posted to his Facebook page, David J. Gillespie, author of Challengers to Duopoly and South Carolina Green Party Steering Committee member, announced the results of Saturday’s nominating convention.

Meeting in convention in Mt. Pleasant yesterday, the South Carolina Green Party chose Eugene Platt as its nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District seat.

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Two Green Party Candidates Running In Special Election for U.S. Congress In SC

A special election for the first congressional district in South Carolina will occur on May 7, 2013. The reason for this election is that Tim Scott, the former congressman representing the district, was appointed to the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint. So far, two Democrats (including Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, sister of the famed comedian Stephen Colbert) have announced their candidacies for the seat, while a whopping 16 Republicans are running.… Read more ...

Eugene Platt, SC’s only elected Green, pushes for ‘historic’ rules against electronic voting machines

The full story from the South Carolina Green Party:

Eugene Platt is doing great work in local government alerting people to the serious problems with SC’s electronic voting machines.

Voting machines targeted: James Island PSD official pushes for replacement

JAMES ISLAND — A day after engineering a “historic” vote by his fellow James Island Public Service District commissioners, Eugene Platt set his sights on a larger goal.

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South Carolina Files Brief in Opposition to Green Party Arguments in Ballot Access Case

from Ballot Access News
South Carolina Files Brief in Opposition to Green Party Arguments in Ballot Access Case

On November 16, attorneys for the state of South Carolina filed this brief in the lawsuit South Carolina Green Party v South Carolina State Election Commission, pending in the 4th circuit.

The Green Party nominated Eugene Platt for state legislature on May 3, 2008, at a convention.

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Eugene Platt to run for state House in SC as a Green

Eugene Platt, the only elected Green in South Carolina, will be running to represent the 115th district in the State House of Representatives.  He is currently on the James Island Public Service Commission, and ran for the same House seat in 2008, but was thrown off the ballot.  He ran in the Democratic primary, and because of that it was ruled that he could not appear on the general election ballot as a Green. … Read more ...