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Howie Hawkins Wins Texas Primary

The Green Party of Texas held a primary today using approval voting.  Longtime Green Party activist and co-founder Howie Hawkins won with 80 percent approval, more than double his nearest opponent. The result earns Hawkins 20 of Texas’ 26 delegates up for grabs in the primary.

“Thank you, Texas,” tweets Hawkins, who leads all Green Party presidential candidates with a total of 71 delegates from Green primaries. … Read more ...

Rhett Smith files to Run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Rhett Smith of San Antonio recently filed with the FEC as a candidate for the Green Party’s presidential nomination.  Smith is a perennial candidate, who previously ran for president as a Republican in 2008, and has sought such positions as U.S. Congressman, Governor of Texas, and Mayor of San Antonio. His most recent run was for a spot on the San Antonio River Authority Board in which one of his opponents was Libertarian Party presidential candidate Roger V.Read more ...

Libertarian and Green Parties retain ballot access in Texas

From the Lone Star Report via TPID:

It’s true that Texas Democrats did not file a candidate in the race for Comptroller, leaving only Republican incumbent Susan Combs versus two third-party candidates. But that doesn’t mean this race doesn’t represent a loss for Democrats (at least, in future elections). We previously reported that if the Green Party took more than 5 percent in this race, they would be in a position to chip away at close Democratic races in upcoming years — the same as what Libertarians theoretically do to Republican candidates.

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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 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: ‘Digital Earth Day: Free the Ballot Line Online’

On The Wilder Side reports:

Despite overly restrictive ballot access hurdles, the Green Party intends to be on the Texas General Election ballot this Fall. In the face of these restrictions, the Green Party of Texas has launched a controversial digital petition drive to reach eligible voters and draw attention to the absurdity and unconstitutionality of these laws that restrict voter choice and reasonable access to the ballot.… Read more ...