Tag Archives: Scott Deshefy

CT: Green Calls Out Congressional Democrat for War Hawking

From The Day by way of Third Party and Independent Daily:

Scott Deshefy, the Green Party candidate running for Congress in the 2nd District, issued a statement on Wednesday criticizing the district’s representative, Democrat Joe Courtney, for voting against a resolution to pull American troops out of Pakistan.

The Green Party had urged Congress to pass House Resolution 301, introduced by Reps.… Read more ...

Hartfod Courant focuses on CT Greens strategy of targeting smaller races, running ordinary people

Read the full piece here.

“Millionaires and celebrities get all the attention,” said Tim McKee, a spokesman for Connecticut Greens and a member of the party’s national committee. “We want to get more average people running for office, but it’s becoming harder and harder. … It’s a millionaires’ club.”

This year, the Green Party has candidates for attorney general, secretary of the state, treasurer and comptroller.

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Connecticut paper features Scott Deshefy, Green US House candidate

Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Ray Hackett of the Norwich Bulletin recently wrote a article featuring Scott Deshefy, the 2008 and 2010 Green candidate for US House CT-2, entitled “This could be the year for impact of third party”.

Is this the year when a third party can make significant inroads in Connecticut politics?

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Green Party panel to ask, “You call that health care reform???”

From a Green Party of Connecticut press release:

CT Green Party will host panel on Health Care Reform:
Sharp Critique of HR 3962 Brings Focus to Single Payer

The Connecticut Green Party will hold a panel discussion in Middletown,CT on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 explaining the weaknesses of the legislation that recently passed the House in the form of bill HR 3962, the Affordable Health Care For America Act.Read more ...

Connecticut: Nader on, Barr off

The Hartford Courant reports Libertarian Bob Barr “didn’t make the November election ballot in Connecticut,” making Connecticut “one of six states and the District of Columbia” where Barr “isn’t confirmed on the ballot.” However, independent Ralph Nader “made the cut,” and “all five state congressional districts will include a Green Party candidate on their ballots,” a “first-time achievement for that party, though it wasn’t able to get Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney a slot.… Read more ...