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Green Party LogoGreen Candidates to Watch on Election Day 2014: Races for the U.S. House and Senate and state legislatures

Green Party of the United States
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Monday, November 3, 2014

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org


Green candidates running in 2014 http://gp.org/2014-green-party-candidates
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News advisory: http://www.gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/746



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.
Article: http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2014/10/27/green-for-greens-nancy-wade-and-paula-bradshaw-for-congress-il/

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.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6_Iq4mcFd0
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
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuIrYHwJvw7DIxG1NtzbQQ
Endorsement: http://lansingonlinenews.com/news/our-2014-election-endorsements/

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)
Videos: http://keikobonk.org/video-of-real-leadership

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).
Endorsement: http://www.mainegreens.org/portland_daily_sun_s_chris_shorr_endorsements
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/
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHiR8krMuVo

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.
Article: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news-and-opinion/Green_Day_-280697992.html

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.


MORE INFORMATION

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org
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Green candidate database and campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml
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