Campaign 2011

Green Hawkins Falls Just Short in Syracuse Council Race

Green Hawkins Falls Just Short in Syracuse Council Race

One of the Green Party’s best hopes for a big win on Tuesday night appears to have come up just short. Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins ran a spirited race for Syracuse city council. With all precincts reporting, Hawkins trailed by just 82 votes… CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES % LEADING KHALID BEY DEM WOR 1,154 51.772% […]

Libertarian Ed Coleman Defeated by Wide Margin in Indianapolis

Libertarian Ed Coleman Defeated by Wide Margin in Indianapolis

Indianapolis city councilman Ed Coleman will not be returning for another term.  The Republican-turned-Libertarian was soundly defeated today by Republican Jack Sandlin. The striking this about this result is not so much that Coleman lost, but that he failed to garner even 25% of the vote in a one-on-one race, despite getting more than $50,000 […]

Green Wins Backing of UAW in Massachusetts City Council Bid

Green Wins Backing of UAW in Massachusetts City Council Bid

The United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2322 and the Massachusetts State UAW have thrown their support behind Green Party candidate Rick Purcell in his quest to win a seat on the Holyoke City Council. “I’m thrilled to have the UAW’s endorsement of my candidacy,” said Purcell. “Union workers fought for and won improvements that we all now […]

Indianapolis Star Endorses Republican Incumbent Over Libertarian Ed Coleman

Indianapolis Star Endorses Republican Incumbent Over Libertarian Ed Coleman

Ed Coleman first won a seat on the Indianapolis city council in 2007 as a Republican, capturing one of four at-large positions.  He jumped ship and joined the Libertarian Party in early 2009 and now, instead of trying to get re-elected city-wide, he is challenging incumbent Republican councilman Jack Sandlin in the District 24 race.   […]

Louisiana Elections: Independent Re-Elected to State House, Three Others Advance to Run-Offs

Louisiana Elections: Independent Re-Elected to State House, Three Others Advance to Run-Offs

Louisiana held the first round of their state elections this weekend with little fanfare. As expected, Republican governor Bobby Jindal was re-elected with over 65% of the vote. He topped a field of 9 largely unknown challengers. Libertarian Scott Lewis finished in 7th place with 1.22% of the vote. Reform Party candidate Belinda Alexandrenko won […]

Green Party’s Howie Hawkins Hopes to Make History in Syracuse Council Race

Green Party’s Howie Hawkins Hopes to Make History in Syracuse Council Race

Longtime activist and community organizer Howie Hawkins hopes to become the first Green Party candidate in history to win a partisan office in New York State when he faces Democrat Khalid Bey in the race for 4th District Common Councilor in Syracuse on November 8. Hawkins polled 41 percent of the vote for the same […]

Credibility Repellent: Please, Just Run For One Thing at a Time!

Credibility Repellent: Please, Just Run For One Thing at a Time!

When you run for political office in this country, you’re asking voters to trust you.  You’re asking them to either give you a job, or to help you send a message about a particular issue or cause. Candidates of minor parties often complain that voters won’t take them seriously.  They argue that everyone who is […]

Greens Finish Second in Pair of High Profile Legislative Races

Greens Finish Second in Pair of High Profile Legislative Races

A pair of strong Green Party candidates placed second in their respective 4-way state legislative races today.  In Minnesota, Green Party national co-chair Farheen Hakeem topped a Republican and an Independence Party candidate to finish a distant second behind Democrat Jeff Hayden in the race for state senate district 61. In Massachusetts, Green Party candidate […]

Green Party's Mark Miller Hopes for Victory in State House Race

Green Party’s Mark Miller Hopes for Victory in State House Race

The Green Party has a pair of very promising candidates on the ballot in special elections for state legislature today. In Minnesota, national party co-chair Farheen Hakeem has a very real at finishing second in a 4-way race for state senate.  She has outraised the Republican nominee and seems to be waging a very active campaign. […]

Facing Foreclosure, Green Party’s Mary DeCamp Campaigns Proudly in Tucson Mayoral Race

Facing Foreclosure, Green Party’s Mary DeCamp Campaigns Proudly in Tucson Mayoral Race

Facing eviction from her home two days after the November 8 general election, longtime community activist and Code Pink member Mary DeCamp continues to fight for every last vote in Tucson’s three-way mayoral race. The Green Party candidate, who fell behind in her mortgage payments after a costly bicycling accident two years ago, isn’t letting […]