The Local Role Of Third Parties In The 2018 Midterms

Election Day is just two weeks way, and Washingtonians across the region are preparing to cast ballots. Not all of them, though, are voting for Democrats or Republicans. We check in with representatives from the Libertarian and Green Party, and find out why the D.C. Metro branch of the Democratic Socialists of America is running candidates for Advisory Neighborhood Commissions in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

A “Green” Breakthrough?

In overwhelmingly Democratic Baltimore, the June primary winners are generally treated like the de facto winners of the whole thing. But remember there are Republicans, Independents and Green Party candidates in many races who have been campaigning to woo voters in the general election. Continue reading

The rise of a multi-party system in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - As the election approaches a 3rd party outside of the Republican and Democratic parties is emerging in Washington County. The Green Party is known for its focus on environmental and green initiatives. Although it has been around for a while, they are starting to make some noise in Washington County, almost completely covering the ballot. Continue reading

Samson LeBeau Kpadenou challenges David Silvers for Florida State House District 87

Two candidates are competing in the Nov. 6 election for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives to represent District 87, which includes Greenacres, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth, Palm Springs and Westgate. It is the first time in a long time that the seat is being contested in a general election, with recent challenges ending after primary elections saw the winner unopposed in the general. Samson LeBeau Kpadenou, a waiter and progressive labor activist representing the Green Party, will challenge incumbent David Silvers, an attorney and publisher in the Democratic Party who has held the seat since 2016. Continue reading

The Green in a Runoff for Congress Against Barbara Lee: Q&A with Laura Wells

For the first time in the history of California's 13th Congressional District, a General Election will feature a runoff between a Green, Laura Wells, and a Democrat, Incumbent Barbara Lee. Voters in the district, which includes the cities of Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda, which may be the most politically left-wing in the country, will have two progressive women candidates to choose from. Despite its historic nature, the election has drawn scant attention from the corporate media. Continue reading

Three candidates square off in Kent County 75th District House race

KENT COUNTY, MI -- Three candidates -- Democrat David LaGrand, Republican Daniel Schutte and Jacob Straley, of the Green Party -- will face off in the November election in a bid to represent Kent County's 75th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. The district, which includes the core of the city of Grand Rapids and leans Democratic, is currently held by LaGrand, who is seeking another term. Continue reading

Paul Glover: Green jobs, education to be priorities

Green Party candidate for Pennsylvania, Paul Glover, provides details on his plans for school funding, green jobs and more. Top priority is creation of green jobs, to fully employ the next 10 generations of Pennsylvanians while repairing the environment. Such jobs will reduce dependence on dysfunctional jobs like fracking and incarceration. I offer detailed plans for 500,000 new jobs without raising taxes. Continue reading

Red, Blue or … Green? Meet Western Maryland's emerging opposition party

The Green Party has been around for a while. But for the first time this year, the environmentally mindful party is fielding nearly a full local slate of local candidates for the Maryland General Assembly. "It's the largest slate of Green Party candidates we've ever had," said Andrew Barnhart, who's running for House of Delegates in legislative District 2A. Continue reading

Green Party candidates want clean elections, environment

GLENS FALLS, NY — Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins and comptroller candidate Mark Dunlea believe that current politicians have failed to clean up Albany. “I think it’s rife with corruption,” Hawkins said Wednesday in an editorial board meeting with The Post-Star. Continue reading

Congressional candidates gear up to face incumbent Hoyer

Some of the candidates challenging Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) in his bid for another term in Congress are not hopeful about their chances, but each has his own reasons for launching a campaign.  Pat Elder, the Green Party nominee from St. Mary’s County, said he decided to enter the race after Hoyer’s defense of Israeli military action in Gaza. Elder said he is seeking to draw attention to a number of issues, including campaign finance reform, shutting down the coal-fired plants at Morgantown and Chalk Point, which account for “47 percent of the coal being burned in the state,” “educating the public on the Navy’s disregard of the environment,” cutting “bloated military budgets,” raising taxes on the wealthy and providing Medicare for all. Continue reading