Tag Archives: Jesse Johnson

Mike Gravel Turns 90

Former two term Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska turned 90 years old today.  Gravel unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, losing to former Congressman Bob Barr at the National Convention.  Gravel remained with the party until 2010 when he rejoined the Democrats.

Prior to his Libertarian candidacy, Gravel ran for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch: Poll for GP Prez 2012

At Green Party Watch, there is a poll about potential Green Party Presidential candidates for 2012. The list was created by the website Green Party Watch,  so it is not official. Though, the community of Green Party Watch includes many Green Party leaders and insiders.

On the list are:

Jared Ball (DC)
Rosa Clemente (NY)
Tom Clements (SC)
Howie Hawkins (NY)
Jesse Johnson (WV)
Cynthia McKinney (GA)
Jill Stein (MA)
kat swift (TX)
Laura Wells (CA)
Rich Whitney (IL)

There is also a space to vote for “Another Green Party candidate not listed here”.… Read more ...

Half Million Votes for Green Senate Candidates

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch

The eleven Green Party candidates on the ballot this year for US Senate netted a combined half million votes. The 510,000 votes is the highest combined total for Green Party Senate candidates since 2000, when Medea Benjamin won 326,000 votes for US Senate in California and Vance Hansen picked up over 100,000 in Arizona.… Read more ...

Jesse Johnson, Green for US Senate in WV, ‘endorsed by legendary mavericks’

From the Jesse Johnson for Senate campaign:

CHARLESTON, WV: Mountain Party candidate Jesse Johnson, who is running to fill Robert C. Byrd’s vacant U.S. Senate seat, has won endorsements from historical heavyweights Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) and Congressman Ken Hechler (D-WV). In West Virginia, the Mountain Party is the affiliate of the Green Party of the United States.… Read more ...

Green Senate candidate joins, in song and presence, anti-mountaintop removal protest in DC

The Mountain Party’s (that is, the West Virginia affiliate of the Green Party) candidate for US Senate Jesse Johnson participated today in an anti-mountaintop removal protest at the White House.  More than 100 people were arrested at the protest in an act of civil disobedience, although Johnson does not appear to be one of them.… Read more ...

Green Jesse Johnson picks up major Democratic endorsement in WV US Senate race

After losing the race to represent the Democrats in a special US Senate election, former Democratic politician (and arguably, institution as far as West Virginia is concerned) Ken Hechler has endorsed Jesse Johnson. Johnson is the nominee for US Senate of the Mountain Party, West Virginia’s affiliate of the Green Party.… Read more ...

Mountain Party Primary Turnout is Better than Primary Turnout for Either Major Party in West Virginia

Ballot Access News:

On August 28, West Virginia held primary elections for the Democratic, Republican and Mountain Parties for U.S. Senate. Preliminary election returns are available on the Secretary of State’s web page here. So far, the Mountain Party has the best turnout. Only 13% of registered Democrats appear to have cast a vote in the Democratic primary; only 15% of the registered Republicans in the Republican primary; but 21% of the Mountain Party registrants turned out to vote in the Mountain Party primary.… Read more ...

WV Mountain Party’s Jesse Johnson joins US Senate race

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Charleston Gazette reports that Jesse Johnson has filed as the West Virginia Mountain Party (WV’s Green Party affiliate) candidate for the US Senate special election to fill the seat left by the late Robert Byrd. Johnson is a well-known campaigner against mountaintop removal and an experienced Mountain Party standard-bearer, having previously run for US Senate and twice for governor as the party’s nominee.… Read more ...

Jesse Johnson Likely to be Mountain Party Nominee for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, Needs Fast Donations

Ballot Access News:

The Mountain Party, West Virginia’s only ballot-qualified minor party, expects to nominate Jesse Johnson as its U.S. Senate nominee, in the special election for that office to be held November 2, 2010.

Earlier this week, Republicans in the West Virginia legislature refused to vote for the bill setting up the special election, unless it was amended to say that candidates in that special election could also be running for another office simultaneously.… Read more ...

Green Party running 5 candidates in West Virginia, 18 legislative candidates in Maine

From Ballot Access News:

The Mountain Party of West Virginia is that state’s affiliate of the Green Party. This year it has chosen to nominate by primary rather than by convention. Therefore, anyone who wanted to run as a Mountain Party candidate was required to file for the primary by January 30.

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Mike Gravel endorses Eric Sundwall

Mike Gravel served as a Democratic US Senator from Alaska from 1969-1981. In 2008, he ran a campaign for President in the Democratic and Libertarian Parties. Since then he has endorsed Independents, Greens, and Libertarians who endorse his National Initiative. Those people have included Neil Keirnan Stephenson (L-MI) and Jesse Johnson (G-WV).… Read more ...

Jesse Johnson polls double digits in some counties

Jesse Johnson, the Mountain Party candidate for Governor in West Virginia, ran a vigorous campaign for governor this year, polling 4.46% statewide. The Mountain Party is West Virginia’s Green Party affilliate and Jesse Johnson was a Presidential candidate for the Green Party nomination earlier this year. In most counties, Jesse Johnson did not poll higher than 8%, but Monongalia County proved to be the exception to the rule, where Jesse Johnson polled 11.3%.… Read more ...