Half Million Votes for Green Senate Candidates
November 5, 2010 in Congressional Campaigns
The eleven Green Party candidates on the ballot this year for US Senate netted a combined half million votes. The 510,000 votes is the highest combined total for Green Party Senate candidates since 2000, when Medea Benjamin won 326,000 votes for US Senate in California and Vance Hansen picked up over 100,000 in Arizona.
The 2010 results were clearly led by Tom Clements in South Carolina, whose 118,000 votes gave him 9.37% of the total. Clements had the most votes and the highest percent of the vote of all Green Party US Senate candidates in 2010.
LeAlan Jones was the second big finisher with 116,000 votes, 3.19% of the total. Interestingly, in 2008, Kathleen Cummings running for US Senate in Illinois finished with 115,621 votes for 2.56% of the total.
All (unofficial) results for 2010 Green Party US Senate candidates:
- Tom Clements (SC) – 118,952 (9.37%)
- LeAlan Jones (IL) – 116,685 (3.19%)
- Bob Kinsey (CO) – 36,323 (2.17%)
- Jim Brewer (HI) – 7,756 (2.10%)
- Jesse Johnson (WV) – 10,048 (1.91%)
- John Gray (AR) – 14,402 (1.87%)
- Jerry Joslyn (AZ) – 20,235 (1.43%)
- Duane Roberts (CA) – 93,178 (1.19%)
- Kenniss Henry (MD) – 19,324 (1.13%)
- Colia Clark (NY) – 39,536 (0.97%)
- Cecile Lawrence (NY) – 33,768 (0.83%)
Total: 510,207 votes (1.86%)
These are preliminary election results, subject to change.
For a spreadsheet that lists historical election results for Green Party US Senate candidates, click here. Much appreciation is shown toward Green Party Executive Director Brent McMillan, whose election database is my primary source for historical election information for Green Party candidates.