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Green Party LogoGreen candidates compete in the February 5 Super Tuesday primaries in four states: Arkansas, California, Illinois, and Massachusetts


For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805,

List of Green presidential candidates in each state, contact information for the four state Green Parties, links to candidates' sites

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party voters across the US are awaiting the results of the Super Tuesday primary elections in Arkansas, California, Illinois, and Massachusetts. In all four of the states, Green candidates are competing for the presidential nomination.

Below is a listing of the Green candidates on the ballot in the four states, media contact information for each state, and web sites for the candidates.

The Green Party has opened a web page featuring videos of Green presidential candidates and debates . The party will choose its presidential and vice presidential nominees at the 2008 Green National Nominating Convention in Chicago, July 10-13.

Besides the Super Tuesday primaries, Green candidates will also compete in the February 12 primary in the District of Columbia. Currently, 21 state Green Parties hold ballot access within their respective states. Some Green Parties chose presidential candidates by caucus voting and by election of national convention delegates at state party conventions.

Green candidates on state ballots in the February
5 primaries:

ARKANSAS: Jared Ball*, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay, Kat Swift
Green Party of Arkansas:
Media contacts:
Jim Lendall, Public Relations Co-chair,
Rebekah Kennedy, Elections Co-chair,

CALIFORNIA: Jared Ball*, Elaine Brown*, Jesse Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay, Ralph Nader**, Kat Swift
Green Party of California:
Media contact:
Crescenzo Vellucci, Party Press Secretary, 916-996-9170,

ILLINOIS: Jared Ball*, Howie Hawkins**, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay
Illinois Green Party:
Media contacts:
Patrick Kelly, Media Coordinator, 773-203-9631,
Phil Huckelberry, Chair, Government & Elections Committee, 309-268-9974,

MASSACHUSETTS: Jared Ball*, Ralph Nader**, Elaine Brown*, Kat Swift, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay
Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts:
Media contact:
Eli Beckerman, Communications Director, 617-821-1453,

* Although their names remain on the ballot in some states, Mr. Ball and Ms. Brown have withdrawn from the Green presidential race.

** Mr. Hawkins is serving as a placeholder candidate on the ballot for Mr. Nader in some states until Mr. Nader announces his intentions for the 2008 election; in other states, Mr. Nader is on the ballot.

WEB SITES for Green presidential candidates who are competing as of February 5:

Jesse Johnson

Cynthia McKinney +

Kent Mesplay

Howie Hawkins

Ralph Nader
(Exploratory Committee site)

Kat Swift


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