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WV Mountain Party’s Jesse Johnson joins US Senate race

The Charleston Gazette reports that Jesse Johnson has filed as the West Virginia Mountain Party (WV’s Green Party affiliate) candidate for the US Senate special election to fill the seat left by the late Robert Byrd. Johnson is a well-known campaigner against mountaintop removal and an experienced Mountain Party standard-bearer, having previously run for US Senate and twice for governor as the party’s nominee.

Dave Schwab

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  1. Hello. You can send checks, etc., to jesse4ussenate, PO Box 446, PInch, WV 25156,
    you can use http://www.paypal.com (accepts bank account, pay pal account and major credit cards) and send your donation to the email address jesse4ussenate@aim.com, OR, you may follow Jesse’s Campaign on his Face Book Fan Page, jesse4ussenate. This fan page has a working pay pal donation button you may use, too.
    There is also a campaign website beging constructed, jesse4ussenate.com.
    Thank you!

  2. I WILL STAND BEHIND JESSIE JACKSON FOR THE MOUNTAIN PARTY,WE HAVE 2 PARTIES THAT ARE NOT WORKING.WE NEED CLEAN AIR,CLEAN WATER,AND A DIFFERENT WORLD FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN,WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO LOOK FOREWARD TO,POLLUTED AIR,NO JOBS,THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO GO BACK TO THE OLD DAYS OF RAISING CROPS AND CANNING,THERE IS HARDLY ANYTHING THAT IS NOT SHIPPED IN HERE FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE,WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO DEPEND ON AMERICA,WHERE IS OUR AMERICA? AMERICA NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND GET RID OF THE VERY PEOPLE THAT ARE DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY.

  3. YES!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA…WAKE UP WV. Don’t let them destroy our land, our country, our childrens lives and walk away with the BIG cash. All those who were hired by these companies will get tossed aside like so much trash when they are done and WV will be left destroyed. Those gas companies and politicians will be sipping drinks with AIG and Big Corporations, laughing at how they stripped our land. Unless this country, the STATE wakes up we will all be standing NAKED in the cold. I will bet no one thought when there great grandparents passed thier property down to them that they could wake up with a gas well in the front yard and there would be nothing they could do about it. They are steeling our families blood. OUR FAMILIES LAND!!!! I was a Republican. I will now vote against BOTH parties REP & DEM’s. It is time for a change in America. I will stand behind JESSIE JACKSON .

  4. here is my answer to the “Michelle Obama” fundraising and activism email we just received:

    ” Let me get this straight –

    You want me to vote, presumably for Joe Manchin,
    who has done nothing but fight FOR Big Coal and Mountaintop Removal Mining,
    and voted again and again to sue the EPA

    -in other words, an avowed corrupt, polluting, thieving corporatist.

    – and I assume you come to us with the argument:
    “he would be anything but a guaranteed essentially Republican VOTE
    – even a TEABAGGER vote- in the Senate,
    and against the Progressive agenda,
    just because he would have a (D) after his name.”

    Is that about it?

    Yes, I will definitely be voting.

    But here in West Virginia, the ONLY choice is the Mountain Party,
    the true Progressives for Single Payer Health Care (HR 676,)
    and AGAINST the corporations, the wealthy, and the Finance Industry,
    who have completely subsumed our democracy.

    Since the past year has proven my vote means NOTHING in congress ANYWAY,
    (nor did any of the many LONG and earnest letters to President Obama
    and my congressmen and Senators, from fighting the TARP,
    on through the outrageous Health Care Sellouts…)

    – I (and my wife, and everyone we can convince – and we HAVE time being retired ;)
    will at least be voting and working more CLEARLY for our exact principles.
    She couldn’t afford Health Care before the bill,
    and even in 2014 STILL WON’T BE ABLE TO AFFORD HEALTH CARE.

    President Obama has proven he is not willing to fight hard enough for REAL reform.
    He could have TURNED DOWN the offers from Insurance, Pharma, Big Oil, The Utilities, and Finance – FLAT.
    He could have put REAL absolute pressure on Joe Lieberman,
    and probably wouldn’t have even had to pressure the traitor Baucus; and Nelson, Lincoln, Landrieu wouldn;t have dared make a *peep.*

    NONE of them should have even expected ANY support from the party,
    if they didn’t fight alongside the people (and YOU)
    for SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE and REAL REFORM.

    And they should have lost their committee MEMBERSHIPS – never mind chairmanships;
    and had REAL Progressive opponents funded by the DCC in the primaries,
    for refusing to fight for

    -and WIN (all that counts,
    no other deals for just empty “support” for a non-Reform bill) –

    a Strong (HR676) Public Option.

    Instead he sold us out behind or backs.
    We can’t trust him ever again.

    There are options, and we’ll ALL be choosing them.
    There are no parties.”

    (signed with name, address and phone.)

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