Tag Archives: LeAlan Jones

News from Ed Bortz, Pittsburgh Green for US House

Pennsylvania Green Party candidate for US House in PA’s 14th District Ed Bortz has been very active recently. On September 13th, Bortz spoke out against hydrofracking at a Pittsburgh City Council meeting, which earned him a mention in at least one news outlet.

Bortz has received the endorsement of the Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh for his strong advocacy of the rights of people in the GLBT community.… Read more ...

Green candidate for US Senate in Illinois LeAlan Jones interviewed on ABC7 Chicago

The following video was sent out in an email to supporters, along with a fundraising message that appears below:

We are so close to the debates, we can feel it.

The latest poll puts LeAlan Jones at 9%. He needs 10% to get into the ABC 7 debate and blow this whole race wide open.

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Green LeAlan Jones polling 9% in Illinois, with 26% rating him favorably

From Rasmussen:

With leaners added in, Kirk picks up 41% of the vote, while Giannoulias earns 37% support. Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones, included for the first time in a Rasmussen Reports survey of the race, earns nine percent (9%). Five percent (5%) prefer another candidate in the race, and another nine percent (9%) are undecided.

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Illinois U.S. Senate Poll Includes Four Parties

Ballot Access News:

A Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll released September 2 shows these results for the U.S. Senate race in Illinois: Democrat Alexi Giannoullas 34%, Republican Mark Kirk 34%, Green Party nominee LeAlan Jones 6%, Libertarian Party nominee Mike Labno 3%, undecided 23%.

The previous best showing for U.S. Senate for the Illinois Green Party was in 2008, when Kathleen Cummings polled 2.24%.… Read more ...

LeAlan Jones Covered by Chicago News Collective

LeAlan Jones, the Green Party candidate for the open US Senate seat in Illinois, was recently profiled in the Chicago News Collective (which is in turn printed in the New York Times).  The article is well-worth a read, delving into Jones’ politics and history in radio journalism. This quote seemed especially noteworthy for political junkies.… Read more ...

Live webcast of Illinois Green Party convention – July 30-Aug 1

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Spread the word… the Illinois Green Party convention is going to stream live around the world this weekend!

We’re having our annual convention at Chicago’s Loyola University.. The live webcast will feature platform discussions, forums on Move to Amend, Single-Payer Health Care and the Re-localization Movement, and speeches by many of our candidates.… Read more ...

IL Green Party to hold convention in Chicago, July 30-Aug 1

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Next weekend, the Illinois Green Party will kick off its annual state convention, designed to draw not only party members, but interested outsiders, independent thinkers and those who want a break from the corrupt two-party system.
  • Saturday Keynote: RICH WHITNEY, candidate for Governor
  • Sunday Keynote: LEALAN JONES, candidate for U.S.
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Illinois Green Party candidates for governor, US Senate, Congress, state legislature and more to march in gay pride parade

From WhitneyForGov.org:

Chicago, IL—Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will be part of a large contingent of Illinois Green Party members who will march in the Gay Pride Parade in Chicago. Exhibiting their commitment to equal rights for all, Whitney will be joined by LeAlan Jones (candidate for US Senate), Matt Reichel (Congress), Tom Tresser (Candidate for Cook County Board President), and Jeremy Karpen and Bob Mueller (candidates for State Representative) and several other Green Party candidates.… Read more ...

The Huffington Post interviews Green candidate for US Senate LeAlan Jones

As part of a series of interviews with interesting Chicagoans, the Huffington Post recently interviewed the Green Party candidate for US Senate in Illinois, LeAlan Jones.  He recently polled 14 percent and has been getting a lot of coverage because of it.  Read the whole thing here.

HP: Do a lot of Illinois voters know about the Green Party?

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LeAlan Jones tells Talking Points Memo he is confident he can win a US Senate seat for the Greens

From Talking Points Memo (read the full thing here):

Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones likes his chances in the race for Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.

Sure, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias may not be worried about third party candidates spoiling his chance to take advantage of Republican Mark Kirk’s recent problems in the race.

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Democratic Senate campaign in Illinois plays down Green candidate’s high poll numbers

A “spokesman” from Democratic candidate for US Senate Alexi Giannoulias in Illinois has said that he doesn’t “see [a Green victory for LeAlan Jones] happening,” and attributed Jones’ high poll numbers to the survey being taken early in the campaign.  Jones has polled as high as 14 percent, receiving 26 percent support among African Americans. … Read more ...

Press Release: Green US Senate candidate LeAlan Jones ‘to salute “faithful fathers”‘ at dinner

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CHICAGO, IL (June 20, 2010) — US Senate candidate LeAlan Jones, a legal guardian for his teenage nephew, will celebrate Fathers’ Day at a special dinner for the Pine Forge Academy Foundation.

Fatherless is an epidemic, particularly in my community,” said the southside Chicago native.Read more ...