Democrats drop effort to block Texas Green Party candidates from ballot
July 8, 2010 in Ballot Access
The Houston Chronicle reports on the ongoing conflict between the Green Party and Democratic Party in Texas:
Texas Democrats asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to dismiss their efforts to keep statewide Green Party candidates off the November ballot, saying the court’s recent decision to allow those candidates on the ballot makes their case moot.
But the state Democratic Party said it wasn’t backing away from a lawsuit that accuses the Green Party of taking improper donations to fund its petition drive….
An attorney for the Green Party warned that the high court could still decide to keep the case. The party maintains that the donations were legal.
“We are happy that the Democratic Party has surrendered,” Green Party attorney David Rogers said. “They’ve gotten all the publicity value that they can get and they know they have no chances of winning under the law.”