The Green Party candidate for Illinois Governor is waiting. Steve Rhodes writes on NBCChicago.com, “While the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor duke it out… Green Party candidate Rich Whitney lies in wait.”
The article says a win for Whitney would be unlikely, but in 2006 he did receive 10.4% of the vote. Even with that showing, Rhodes writes, “it will likely just be the Democratic nominee standing in the way (of Whitney debating).”
Whitney makes for an even more interesting candidate because his has traditionally “conservative” positions on gun control, differing from the Illinois Green Party platform.