Stein to make several Western Massachusetts stops this weekend

steinThe Springfield Republican reports that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be in “Western Massachusetts this weekend, with a handful of Saturday stops scheduled in Holyoke.”

Stein will appear at a fundraiser for Darlene Elias, a Green candidate for city council in Holyoke, and “is expected to discuss the importance of supporting small businesses and local economies at the morning event.” Stein will also tour a local food shelter and assist with the lunch shift before appearing at “the Nuestras Raices Harvest Festival, where she will help the Pioneer Valley Green Rainbow Party with voter registration outreach.”

Stein was the Green Rainbow Party gubernatorial nominee in 2002 and 2010, receiving 3.5% of the vote in 2002 and 1.43% eight years later. Stein also received 17.7% of the vote in a statewide race for secretary of the commonwealth in 2006.

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