Conn. Greens push Nader to run after Dodd quites

 

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Green Party of Connecticut officials announced today that they are still pushing for Ralph Nader to enter the U.S. Senate race, despite the announcement of Senator Dodd’s retirement. Tim McKee, a Green Party spokesperson said

Thousands of people are asking Nader to run and are willing to commit to money and volunteer time if Nader seeks the Green Party nomination. On social networking sites, such Facebook and MySpace, over 2 thousand people are asking Nader to run for the Senate in just a few weeks. This is still a national race with people from all across the country saying they want to get involved.

Steve Fournier, State Co-Chair said

With Dodd out, nothing really changes. Where does a Richard Blumenthal stand on Green Party issues such Single Payer Health Care? Ending the Wars? Removing the influence of big money in politics? Only Nader and the Greens are answering those questions, not the Democrat machine.

Mike DeRosa, State Co-Chair said

Blumenthal is still in Federal Court trying to defend the state’s unconstitutional Campaign Finance Reform and would not debate the Republican and Green Party candidates for Attorney General in the last election. His stances on election reform and other issues are very weak.

McKee added

This election was never about Dodd and his corruption or the national machine of the Democrats funding Blumenthal now. Drafting Nader is a grass roots effort by thousands of people who are sick of slick party bosses. We are stepping up our efforts to get Nader to run, raise 3-5 million dollars and win the race. Local meetings for the Nader campaign will be announced next week.

One Response

  1. I hope Nader will take the Green Party’s nomination and aggresively run for the US senate seat and win.

    Jeff

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