Tag Archives: South Carolina Green Party

Jonathan Allen: Despite Loss, Platt Sees Positive Future for Green Party in SC

Published in the Summerville Patch May 7th: 


No one can claim Eugene Platt and the Green Party played the spoiler role in the First Congressional District race won by former Gov. Mark Sanford Tuesday.

“I want to congratulate Gov. Sanford on his win, and [Elizabeth Colbert] Busch on her run,” Platt said.… Read more ...

Green Eugene Platts Nets .5% of the Vote In Special Congressional Election in South Carolina

On May 7th, the special congressional election for the 1st district was held to determine who will succeed former GOP congressman Tim Scott, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate to replace Jim DeMint in January. Former congressman and governor Mark Sanford won the election. Here are the results:

Mark Sanford – Republican- 77,466 – 54.04%

Elizabeth Colbert Busch – Democrat – 64,818 – 45.21%

Eugene Platt – Green – 690 – 0.48%

Write-in – 380 – 0.27%


Green Party candidate Platt is the only Green elected to public office in South Carolina.  … Read more ...

Green Eugene Platt Running for Congress Against Celebrity Candidate and Disgraced Ex-Governor


 The following is an April 5th article from Whiteout Press.

Green in SC Congressional race vs Colbert sister, disgraced ex-Gov

April 5, 2013. Charleston. Get ready for the most television-driven Congressional race of 2013. In one month, voters will go to the polls in the South Carolina Special Election featuring a disgraced former Governor against an unknown, inexperienced sister of a popular Comedy Central host.

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Two Green Party Candidates Running In Special Election for U.S. Congress In SC

A special election for the first congressional district in South Carolina will occur on May 7, 2013. The reason for this election is that Tim Scott, the former congressman representing the district, was appointed to the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint. So far, two Democrats (including Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, sister of the famed comedian Stephen Colbert) have announced their candidacies for the seat, while a whopping 16 Republicans are running.… Read more ...

South Carolina Green Party: ‘Lax Safety, Poor Procedures At Darlington Nuke Plant’

Scott West at South Carolina Green Party (H/T On The Wilder Side):

The Union of Concerned Scientists released a damning report on the nuclear power plant operated in Darlington, SC by Progress Energy, known as HB Robinson. The same company operates the Southport plant near Wilmington, NC.

The entire report is worth reading as it reveals the plethora of problems which exists in operational plants.… Read more ...

South Carolina Green Party endorsed Rally for a Moral Budget

Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

Daisy Deadhead, a Green Party member in Greenville SC, has posted a number of photos of a Green Party endorsed “Rally for a Moral Budget” at her blog, Daisy’s Dead Air. The hour long demonstration was held at the State House in Columbia, SC.… Read more ...

South Carolina Green Tom Clements is Keynote Speaker at USC Environmental and Social Justice Activism Conference

Scott West at South Carolina Green Party via On The Wilder Side:

From the University of South Carolina Daily Gamecock:

Tom Clements, South Carolina’s 2010 Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, wants today’s students to think of themselves as activists.

“Challenge authority and question authority,” Clements said. “We need you guys here in South Carolina to be involved on campus.”

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DeMint in bed with BP, takes money from foreign polluters, blocks BP probe, says Green US Senate candidate Clements

From Clements for Senate (H/T GPUS):

COLUMBIA, SC — U.S. Senate candidate Tom Clements of the S. C. Green Party condemned Jim DeMint’s acceptance of corporate donations from British Petroleum (BP), saying “DeMint’s taking money from BP shows he’s in bed with the dirty industry Congress is supposed to regulate. DeMint has sold out to the highest bidder and stands with polluting companies against the environment and working people.”… Read more ...

SC: Green candidate for US Senate opens state headquarters, will focus on education, vows to protect Social Security


From Midlands Connect:

Green Party candidate Tom Clements talked briefly on Thursday and answered questions as he opened his new office on Sumter Street next to the Roly Poly sandwich shop. “As a South Carolinian from Georgia, it’s always painful to see that we’re always close to the bottom,” Clements explains.… Read more ...

Tom Clements Focusing on Demint as Threats Emerge on the Left

The staff of The State, a South Carolina newspaper, recently spoke with Green US Senate candidate Tom Clements. From the article:

“I do intend to focus on DeMint,” Clements said. “But I think it’s incumbent upon Alvin to present his positions and his views, and I will address them as necessary.

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SC: Green Party Senate Candidate Sees Opportunity in Democrat Greene’s Nomination

From the Post and Courier via TPID:

Will the controversial U.S. Senate candidacy of Democrat Alvin Greene open the door for the Green Party? Tom Clements hopes so. Clements decided to enter the race as a Green Party candidate before he knew who the Democrats would put up to face incumbent Republican Sen.… Read more ...

Unions endorse SC Green US Senate candidate Tom Clements

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

SC Black News reports on South Carolina Green Party US Senate candidate Tom Clements:

The Greater Columbia Central Labor Council of the SC AFL-CIO has endorsed Green Party US Senate candidate Tom Clements in his bid against incumbent Republican Senator Jim DeMint and Democratic senatorial nominee Alvin Greene.

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