Green Candidates to Watch on Election Day 2014: Races for Governor, State Attorney General, City Councils
The Green Party of the United States has identified "Green Candidates to Watch" on Election Day 2014. These include Green candidates who are running aggressive, well publicized, and well organized campaigns across the U.S. In some cases, the candidates have a good chance of winning on November 4.
Below is a list of Green candidates who are running noteworthy campaigns for governor, state attorney general, and city council member. The list is a sample -- there are many more Green candidates who deserve attention.
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Glenn Davis is just about the only politician you’ll ever meet who doesn’t go out of his way to make sure you know right up front that’s he’s a military veteran. “I’m proud of that, but that doesn’t make me honorable,” he says, chatting over a bite at the McDonald’s at 56th and Vine. “I was a veteran of a foreign war—but I grew up. I realized I was fighting for corporations, and if I’m out in Iraq or wherever, who’s fighting for my family on the street?”
Now, after several post-military careers—including a stint doing maintenance at this very fast food chain—Davis is the chair of the oft-floundering Green Party of Philadelphia, and he’s running for state representative in the 198th District against Democrat Vanessa Lowery Brown. Brown made headlines earlier this year when she was named as one of five Philly pols to take a bribe in a state Attorney General’s office-conducted sting operation, and almost lost her Democratic primary because of it. PW talked with Davis about his campaign and what might lie in the Green Party’s future.
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