Tag Archives: state assembly

Wisconsin Green Ben Manski on CNBC advocates taxing the rich, keeping tuition low, among other things

Below, starting at about 6:30, is a video of Green activist and 2010 candidate for State Assembly in Madison Ben Manski debating a Republican State Assemblyman about the budget and union issues in Wisconsin. It aired on CNBC today. H/T to Green Party Watch, who said,

CNBC has a talking head segment featuring Green Ben Manski in Madison Wisconsin against State Assembly Rep Scott Suder.

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California Greens and Peace and Freedom Candidates Charge Rules Unfairly Prevented Them From Running

Via http://peaceandfreedom.org/home/:

The following press release was issued jointly by the Peace and Freedom Party and the California Green Party on January 26, 2011.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Contact: Cres Vellucci 916/996-9170

Candidates Rejected for 4th Assembly Special Election Race Charge Rules Unfairly Prevented Them From Running, Limiting Voter Choice; Lawsuit Considered

SACRAMENTO – At least two potential candidates prevented from running in the 4th District Assembly seat special election are charging it’s because there was an extremely short time period – only two days after Gov.… Read more ...

Green, Libertarian, Constitution Party legislative candidates beat records going back decades

Compiled from Ballot Access News:

Indiana Libertarian 2010 Legislative Candidate Set Record Going Back at Least 85 Years

On November 2, 2010, Rex Bell, Libertarian nominee for Indiana State House, district 54, polled 20.78% of the vote in a race with both a Democrat and a Republican. That is the first time in at least 85 years that a minor party candidate for the Indiana legislature has polled over 20% of the vote in a race with both major parties.… Read more ...

Green Change: ‘Help a Green who can defeat the Machine’

From Green Change via Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Jeremy Karpen’s clean-money Green campaign for the IL State Assembly is poised to pull off an upset victory against his Chicago Machine opponent.

Jeremy and his volunteers have already knocked on 7,000 doors and made 3,000 phone calls. Jeremy has earned enthusiastic endorsements from leading newspapers, unions, and voter groups.… Read more ...

Green Party Nominee in Wisconsin Legislative Race Endorsed by Teachers Union

Ballot Access News:

Ben Manski, Green Party nominee for Wisconsin’s Assembly, 77th district, was recently endorsed by Madison Teachers, Inc., the union for public school teachers in Madison. The 77th district is in Madison. See this story.


Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Ben Manski, a public interest attorney, pro-Democracy advocate and Executive Directory of Liberty Tree, is running for Wisconsin State Assembly District 77, the progressive west side of Madison.… Read more ...

California State Assemblyman to face challenge from Green William Meyers

From the Times-Standard in Mendocino County, California:

Patricia Welch, chairwoman of the Humboldt County Republican Party, said that, as of Friday, no Republican has announced their intention to challenge Chesbro.

But a Green Party candidate has.

William Meyers, who lives in Mendocino County near Point Arena, has announced his intention to challenge Chesbro for his seat and, according to his Web site, is in the process of collecting the signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.

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Modern Whig state assembly candidate profiled in The Trentonian

The Modern Whig Party’s first candidate for office and their only candidate on the ballot this November is Gene Baldassari, a New Jersey State Assembly candidate in the 14th district.  The Trentonian recently ran this piece profiling him:

HAMILTON — Gene Baldassari, a Hamilton resident and lifelong Republican, said New Jersey has been ruined by the partisan political battles between the GOP and Democratic Party.

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Ten ‘independents’ file in race for New Jersey governor; some file for Assembly seats, as well

According to PolitickerNJ, ten “independents” – meaning an independent or a minor party candidate under New Jersey state law – have filed to run in the race for New Jersey governor.  The deadline to file was yesterday, as were the primaries for the Democratic and Republican Parties.  The independent and minor party candidates are:

former state Environmental Protection Commissioner Christopher Daggett, Libertarian Kenneth Kaplan, Kinnelon attorney Gary Steele, former Princeton school board member Joshua Leinsdorf, Alvin Lindsay Jr.

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