Because of Crist’s move, Florida will be the testing ground.
If Crist is defeated by Rubio, the right will claim its party.
If Crist and Rubio lose to Democrat Kendrick Meek — and especially if Rubio finishes third — there will be plenty of fingerpointing followed by, perhaps, a rethink among responsible Republicans of whether it is wise for any political party to place ideological purity above electoral viability.
The two candidates for US Senate in Pennsylvania who showed up for a recent debate in Pennsylvania were Green Mel Packer and Republican Peg Luksik. The latter was formerly a Constitution Party member and garnered over 10 percent of the vote as the party’s nominee for governor of Pennsylvania in 1994. From the Daily Times:
Luksik, of Johnstown, and Green Party candidate Mel Packer, of Pittsburgh, were the only candidates who attended.
On Saturday April 24, Libertarian National Committee Chair candidates Ernest Hancock and Wayne Root debated at the LP state convention in Kansas. Each said he was scared by the prospect of the other being Chair:
Hancock said: “I’m afraid of Wayne getting exactly what he promises. He will be the face of the LP if he gets LNC Chair.… Read more ...
Following his exclusion from a candidate forum in Pennsylvania’s 194th state legislative district, Green Hugh Giordano held a press conference and gave the following speech:
I want to thank everyone for being here today. My name is Hugh Giordano, and I am the Green Party candidate for the 194th District. I am running for the House seat so that I may be the people’s voice in Harrisburg, and not the corporations’.
A funny thing happened while we have been working away at the documentary of our trip to Venezuela to interview President Hugo Chavez and to bring the truth about him and the Bolivarian Revolution to light–We were so inspired by what we witnessed and our research for the project–that we want our movie to arouse a similar Peaceful grassroots Revolution here to the US.