Green Party Watch: MN Green for Congress: “Leave Fresh Water for our Grandchildren”

(The following was originally published on Green Party Watch.) Ray “Skip” Sandman is the Minnesota Green Party’s candidate for US House of Representatives in the 8th congressional district, in Northeast MN (including Duluth and surrounding areas). As the only candidate in the race opposing a proposed copper sulfide mine, he is at 7% in the latest … Continue reading Green Party Watch: MN Green for Congress: “Leave Fresh Water for our Grandchildren”

Time: Meet the Woman Who Could Keep Control of the Senate Up for Grabs

(Amanda Swafford is the Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia. The following was originally published in Time.) Libertarian Amanda Swafford considers forcing a Jan. 6 run-off in the Peach State’s Senate race a victory for third party candidates everywhere There is a nightmare scenario that keeps most politicos working on both sides of the … Continue reading Time: Meet the Woman Who Could Keep Control of the Senate Up for Grabs

Iowa City Press-Citizen: Alternative Party Candidates Speak Up at Iowa City Forum

(The following was originally published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.) Third-party and independent candidates gathered at a forum Wednesday in Iowa City to introduce themselves to potential voters and speak about a range of issues. Candidates responded to questions from listeners on topics such as sparking change through alternative political approaches, police militarization, legalizing marijuana, controlling … Continue reading Iowa City Press-Citizen: Alternative Party Candidates Speak Up at Iowa City Forum

Napa Valley Register: Green Party Endorses Martenson

(The following was originally published in the Napa Valley Register.) The Napa County Green Party is a global political party committed to the values of grassroots democracy, social justice, nonviolence, and ecological wisdom. We believe global change starts at a local level. In Napa County, Amy Martenson will be one out of at least 35 highly … Continue reading Napa Valley Register: Green Party Endorses Martenson

USA Today: ‘Spoiler’ Candidates Could Sway Tight 2014 Races

(The following was originally published in the USA Today.) WASHINGTON — Green Party candidate Paula Bradshaw is not going to win an Illinois U.S. House race this November, but she may decide who does. Bradshaw, a nurse and liberal activist, is on the ballot in a competitive race between incumbent Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart and GOP … Continue reading USA Today: ‘Spoiler’ Candidates Could Sway Tight 2014 Races

HeraldOnline.com: Senate Candidate Appeals to Winthrop Students

(Jill Bossi is the American Party candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina. The following was originally published in the hearldonline.com.) Jill Bossi has a problem: Just more than a month from the Nov. 4 election, you might not know who she is. The U.S. Senate candidate of the new American Party of South Carolina is … Continue reading HeraldOnline.com: Senate Candidate Appeals to Winthrop Students

Argus Leader: Two New Pressler Ads

(The following was originally published in the Argus Leader.) After making headlines for his so-far-unsuccessful efforts to get into South Dakota State University's Hobo Day parade, independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler highlighted two new 30-second TV ads today. One is largely a rehash of a prior ad (and actually came out over a week ago), … Continue reading Argus Leader: Two New Pressler Ads

Real Change News: Introverted Socialist

(The following was originally published in Real Change News.) Kshama Sawant helped raise the minimum wage. Now she wants more affordable housing. The City Councilmember says she's shy. But that won't stop her from taking on affordable housing and SHA in particular. At 5 p.m., on Sept. 23, at a protest planning meeting at NewHolly, a … Continue reading Real Change News: Introverted Socialist

Reform Party Endorses Shawn Eckles For U.S. House

(The following was originally published on Shawn Eckles campaign website.) Congressional candidate Shawn Eckles has received his first campaign endorsement from a political party. The Reform Party of North Carolina has announced a list of candidates statewide that the Party recommends to voters in contests where the Reform Party doesn't have its own candidate. Eckles is … Continue reading Reform Party Endorses Shawn Eckles For U.S. House

Syracuse.com: Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Hawkins: Tip Workers Need a Pay Raise From NY (Commentary)

(The following was originally published in Syracuse.com.) Howie Hawkins, of Syracuse, is the Green Party candidate for governor of New York. By Howie Hawkins Tuesday is garbage pickup day on the South Side. Early in the evening, I often see a young woman pulling two shopping carts, with a toddler in each seat and redeemable bottles … Continue reading Syracuse.com: Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Hawkins: Tip Workers Need a Pay Raise From NY (Commentary)