Tag Archives: Mountain Party

Mountain Party of West Virginia selects former state senator as its candidate for governor

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Charlotte Pritt (Image: America.pink)

By Krzysztof Lesiak, originally published at the American Third Party Report today:

According to an article published today on WVGazzetteMail.com, the Mountain Party of West Virginia, the state affiliate of the national Green Party, has selected Charlotte Pritt as its 2016 candidate for governor. Pritt, aged 67, served as a Democratic Party member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1984 to 1988.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Have a Lot Riding on Their Percentage of the Vote on November 4

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

One of the reasons the November 4 election is suspenseful is because there are so many states in which it is difficult to predict whether various minor parties will poll enough votes to obtain, or keep, recognized party status.

Alabama: although no minor party candidate has any candidates on the ballot for statewide office, parties can also obtain recognized party status, for county office only, if they poll 20% of the vote for a countywide county office.… Read more ...

West Virginia U.S. Senate Debate Will Include All Five Candidates

From Ballot Access News:

West Virginia Public Television will hold a second televised U.S. Senate debate. The second one will include all five candidates who are on the ballot. The first one was limited to just the Democratic and Republican nominees. See this press release.

The five candidates are the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, Green (Mountain), Libertarian, and Constitution Parties.… Read more ...

Mountain Party Enters West Virginia U.S. Senate Race

From Ballot Access News:

On July 19, the Mountain Party (the West Virginia affiliate of the Green Party) held a state nominating convention and decided to enter a candidate in the U.S. Senate race. He is Bob Henry Baber. See this story for more detail.

That race will probably have five candidates on the ballot.… Read more ...

Ed Rabel, Independent U.S. House Candidate in West Virginia, Certified for the November Ballot

From Ballot Access News:

Ed Rabel, a prominent journalist for several decades, has been certified for a place on the November 2014 West Virginia ballot. He is running for U.S. House in an open seat. See this story.

From the article cited, written by Paul J. Nyden:

Longtime national television reporter Ed Rabel announced Monday that he had received enough signatures to get on the ballot.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch: Special WV Governor election today with Mountain Party candidate Baber

IPR note from Paulie: Independent Marla Ingles and America’s Third Position Party candidate Harry Bertram are also in the race. See Poli-Tea for some details on that.


Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

West Virginia is holding a special election for governor today, October 4, and one of the candidates is the Mountain Party’s Bob Henry Baber.… Read more ...

Alternet Interview with Bob Henry Baber, WV Mountain Party gubernatorial candidate

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Over at Alternet, Jeff Biggers has published a detailed interview with Bob Henry Baber, the West Virginia Mountain Party’s candidate for governor in an October 4th special election:

In a blatant genuflect to the coal industry’s stranglehold over state politics, the West Virginia Broadcasters Association blocked the participation of popular Mountain Party gubernatorial candidate Dr.

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Baber for Governor: West Virginia October 4th Special Election

Jack Wagner at the Free Independent-Sun:

I support the elimination of the food tax. I am opposed to new taxes on the middle class and small businesses and favor tax relief.… Read more ...

West Virginia Bill to Ease Definition of “Political Party”

Ballot Access News:

West Virginia State Senator Clark Barnes (R-Beverly) has introduced SB 417, to ease the definition of “political party.” The existing law, ever since 1916, has defined a political party as a group that polled at least 1% of the vote for Governor in the last gubernatorial election.… 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 ...