MA Green-Rainbow candidates to challenge incumbents in 2010

From the Belmont Citizen-Herald:

Northampton, Mass. — Voters are in the mood for change, according to the Green-Rainbow Party candidates nominated at the weekend meeting of the party’s State Committee in Northampton.

Nominated were: Health and environmental advocate Jill Stein for governor, Holyoke veterans’ activist Rick Purcell for lieutenant governor, Nat Fortune, a physicist at Smith College, for State Auditor. Scott Laugenour was nominated as a candidate for state representative in the 4th Berkshire District. The party also endorsed independent candidate Peter White who is running for Congress in the 10th Congressional District (being vacated by Rep. William Delahunt).

Mark Miller, a former journalist and newspaper co-owner in Pittsfield, told committee members he has just launched a campaign for the House seat in the Third Berkshire District, and expects to apply for the GRP nomination in July. Continue Reading


Green-Rainbow Party regional convention covered in Cape Cod Times

Aaron Gouveia covered the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party’s regional convention in Cape Cod for the Cape Cod Times in an article entitled “Color Green-Rainbow Party Different”:

Members of the Cape’s Green-Rainbow Party are hoping to cash in on voter dissatisfaction this fall by presenting candidates who present an alternative to the status quo.

Roughly two dozen people attended the party’s regional convention yesterday at the Moonakis Café in Waquoit, where activists expressed contempt for the two major political parties. They also rallied around Peter White, the independent candidate for the 10th Congressional District, and Jill Stein, the Green-Rainbow candidate for governor.

Read the full article at Cape Cod Online.