Illinois Green Party US Senate candidate LeAlan Jones and gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney have generated considerable buzz after two polls from Public Policy Polling showed Jones at 14% and Whitney with 9%, while their Democratic and Republican opponents hover in the low 30s. Here are some of the notable stories that have come out about LeAlan Jones and Rich Whitney this week:
ABC Chicago: More candidates enter Ill. Senate race
Washington Post: The Illinois Green Party: Blago’s final revenge
To continue building upward momentum, LeAlan Jones and Rich Whitney need contributions of time and money from Greens in Illinois and around the country. Here is an email Whitney sent to supporters this week with the subject line “Making History: Breaking the Two-Party Monopoly”:
We have a chance to finally break up the two-party monopoly in Illinois and bring about real social progress. But I need your help to make it happen.
The Illinois Green Party does not accept corporate campaign contributions as a matter of principle, and neither do I. We cannot solve the problem of corporate domination in politics by participating in the same practices that cause it.
We need to reply on the support of people like you to provide the financial resources needed to get our message to voters.
If you have not yet given (and many of you have, for which I am deeply thankful), we ask that you please give as generously as you are able.
We are on the verge of making history. But history is something that we must make together. Please help me win this election – so that I, in turn, can do the work of bringing good, responsive and clean government to Illinois.