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Arkansas News: Green Party says it deserves ballot access in next election

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Arkansas News reports on the Arkansas Green Party:

LITTLE ROCK — The Green Party of Arkansas says its strong finish in several statewide races last week shows it deserves guaranteed ballot access in the next general election, though it failed to clear the hurdle set by state law.

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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 ...

Arkansas Green candidates for Governor, US Senate polling at 3.5, 4%

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The City Wire reports on a new poll including Arkansas Green Party candidates Jim Lendall for governor and John Gray for US Senate:

In the U.S. Senate race, Boozman’s margin over incumbent U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln has shrunk to 13 points as he now holds a 49-36% lead.

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Note To Third Parties: State Reps Are Not Electoral Godsends

Third parties face a natural hurdle when attempting to burst upon the electoral scene: legitimacy. Every political party wants voters to feel like they present a credible alternative to the other options available on election day, lest the stigma of “spoiled vote” is attached to the party’s brand.

It is no surprise then that party-switching elected officials are seen as monumentous occasions for minor parties.… Read more ...

Green candidate for governor Jim Lendall at 2% in Arkansas

In contrast to the Arkansas Green Party’s high poll numbers in a few other statewide races, their candidate for governor Jim Lendall is at 2 percent support in a new poll:

In the governor’s race, results showed Beebe leading Keet, 54 percent to 33 percent, with 2 percent favoring Green Party candidate Jim Lendall and 11 percent undecided.

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Arkansas Green Party Nominates Jim Lendall for Governor

Ballot Access News:

On July 24, the Arkansas Green Party held its state nominating convention. Jim Lendall is the party’s nominee for Governor. If he gets 3% in November 2010, the party will enjoy qualified status automatically for 2012. Lendall will be the only person on the ballot for Governor, other than the Democratic and Republican nominees.… Read more ...