Tag Archives: Green Party of South Carolina

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 ...

Howie Hawkins, New York Green, speaks at University of South Carolina

Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

Howie Hawkins, long time Green Party and anti-nuclear activist in New York, spoke recently at the Green Quad at the University of South Carolina. The event, sponsored by Sustainable Carolinas, the program was covered by the Daily Gamecock, the campus newspaper.… Read more ...

South Carolina Green Party endorsed Rally for a Moral Budget

Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

Daisy Deadhead, a Green Party member in Greenville SC, has posted a number of photos of a Green Party endorsed “Rally for a Moral Budget” at her blog, Daisy’s Dead Air. The hour long demonstration was held at the State House in Columbia, SC.… Read more ...

DeMint in bed with BP, takes money from foreign polluters, blocks BP probe, says Green US Senate candidate Clements

From Clements for Senate (H/T GPUS):

COLUMBIA, SC — U.S. Senate candidate Tom Clements of the S. C. Green Party condemned Jim DeMint’s acceptance of corporate donations from British Petroleum (BP), saying “DeMint’s taking money from BP shows he’s in bed with the dirty industry Congress is supposed to regulate. DeMint has sold out to the highest bidder and stands with polluting companies against the environment and working people.”… Read more ...

Tom Clements Leading Alvin Greene In South Carolina Senate Race

A new poll is out on the three-way  (and a handful of write-ins) South Carolina Senate race. From The State on the Winthrop University poll:

U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is poised to cruise to re-election, as 58 percent of poll respondents favor DeMint. But Green Party candidate Tom Clements of Columbia is preferred by 12 percent of voters, while Democratic Party nominee Alvin Greene is preferred by 11 percent of voters.
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