Green Candidates to Watch on Election Day 2014: Races for the U.S. House and Senate and state legislatures
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For Immediate Release:
Monday, November 3, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States has identified "Green Candidates to Watch" for the U.S. House and Senate and for state legislatures on Election Day 2014.
The list includes 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. The list is a sample -- there are many more Green candidates who deserve attention.
For Green candidates to watch in gubernatorial, state attorney general, and city council races, see the Green Party's Nov. 1 press release (http://gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/747).
Candidates to Watch: CONGRESS
Nancy Wade, candidate for the U.S. House in Illinois, District 5 (http://www.wadeincongress.org), and Paula Bradshaw, for US House in Illinois, District 12 (http://paula4congress.org). Ms. Bradshaw's campaign might decide the outcome of the race in her district.
Matt Funiciello, candidate for the U.S. House in New York, District 21 (http://mattfunicielloforcongress.org), is polling at 10% in a race with both a Republican and Democrat.
Newspaper endorsements: http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/26493/20141102/update-funiciello-snags-three-huge-newspaper-endorsements
Chris Wahmhoff, candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan (http://www.Wahmhoffforsenate.com), is an environmental activist who faces charges for protesting the Enbridge pipeline by skateboarding inside it when it was under construction last spring
Candidates to Watch: STATE LEGISLATURE
Keiko Bonk, candidate for Hawai'i State Legislature, District 20 (http://keikobonk.org/), is founding member of the Green Party of Hawai'i and former Hawai'i County Council Chair. Ms. Bonk is running against a former House Speaker who has been under fire over his lack of residency in the district and recently got to remain on the ballot through some questionable legal wrangling. She is the first Green elected to a partisan office in the U.S. (Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiko_Bonk)
Lena Buggs, candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65A (http://lenafor65a.com).
Announcement of candidacy (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHiR8krMuVo
Interview (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xad4NqFJxV0
Speech on police brutality (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KzPBtmcStk
Candidates' debate (audio): http://www.kfai.org/news/2014/10/44776
Asher Platts, candidate for State Senate in Maine (http://asherplatts.nationbuilder.com).
Guest column "Maine Voices: Portland as a free-market playground does not help the '99 percent'": http://www.pressherald.com/2014/07/28/maine-voices-portland-as-a-free-market-playground-does-not-help-the-99-percent/
Glenn Davis, running for state representative in the 198th District (http://davis-gpofpa.nationbuilder.com/), is running against Democrat Vanessa Lowery 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.
Sue Edward, running a high-profile campaign for South Carolina State House, District 114 (http://electsueedward.wordpress.com), currently faces only a Democrat in the race after the Republican dropped out after pleading guilty on corruption charges (http://www.abcnews4.com/clip/10766662/harrell-pleads-guilty-sentenced-to-1-year-suspended-3-years-probation). The South Carolina Republican Party persuaded the court to have the election postponed, but the Democratic candidate is suing to have the election restored to Nov. 4.
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