Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Green Party Congressional candidate gets Democrat endorsement

Green Party candidate for New York's 11th Congressional District, James Lane, has earned the Southern Brooklyn Democrats endorsement.

The Southern Brooklyn Democrats wrote on their Facebook Page, "Mr. Lane isn't a career politician; he's a member of our community who deeply cares about the interests of the people and representing us. It's long overdue that this district was represented by someone who is 'by the people, for the people."

Rachel Shapiro writes at Southern Brooklyn Democrats club President Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon said, "We don't blindly endorse whatever candidate the Democratic Party puts forth."

The club has a brief history of backing third-party candidates, as it endorsed Green Party candidate for governor, Howie Hawkins, in 2014 instead of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Lane is running in a May 5 special election for Congress.


Bernie Sanders confirms he's running for President

Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders confirmed he will join the race for President Thursday in an interview with the Associated Press.  He told the Associated Press he's running as a Democrat.
Sanders was quoted saying, "I've run outside of the two-party system, defeating Democrats and Republicans, taking on big-money candidates and, you know, I think the message that has resonated in Vermont is a message that can resonate all over this country."
Sanders said he will make money and politics a central theme of his campaign, including a call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision.
The Associated Press speculates Senator Sanders is likely to attract some interest from voters who have unsuccessfully sought to draft Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to join the race.

Green Party: Hillary Clinton, thank you for running!

The Green Party is saying thank you to Hillary Clinton for running for President.  An e-mail from the party said since Clinton's announcement, "We've been getting a huge influx of new supporters. The number of tweets shot up by 300%--and it's holding! We're getting a similar uptick in people joining the party".

The e-mail says people are joining because, "people are fed up... afraid... and sick and tired of having 90's-style realpolitik shoved down their throats."

The e-mail says the Greens want to "max out" on candidates for the up-coming election cycle and continue with our "aggressive ballot access work".

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