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July 17, 2012
The Green Party's candidate for president will only hurt the environmental cause, and increase the chance that the Republicans will win the presidency ("Green Party nominates Jill Stein for president at Baltimore convention," July 14). Remember what happened when Ralph Nader was on the ballot in 2000? The Green Party got enough votes in Florida to tip the election toGeorge W. Bush. We got Iraq and the Great Recession! Carolyn C. Battle
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April 25, 2014
I really can't tell you why in the last 12 months, I became venomous about Maryland politicians. I've voted for each one of the incumbents on my ballot, and I would like to rescind my vote but I don't know why. Maybe it is because I decided to never vote again unless the Supreme Court was fired and all elected officials were boxed into limited terms. Even the ones I have loved and admired. And then last October, I received an email from a young lady in the neighborhood who was having a meet and greet for Del. Heather Mizeur.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2011
A Green Party operative gathering signatures at Ellicott City's Charles E. Miller branch library to keep the group on Maryland's 2012 election ballot was pepper-sprayed and arrested by Howard County police, who charged him with trespassing and resisting arrest. That much about the Dec. 18 incident is not in dispute, but practically everything else is, highlighting a sore subject in Maryland, and especially in Howard County — the difficulty in mounting a successful petition drive.
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July 12, 2013
Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of trial by jury and shred our Constitution?" I agreed with those who saw the detention center at Guantanamo Bay as a terrible stain on our national values and called for its closure. As a supporter of the Green Party, I did not vote for President Obama in 2008.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2001
Isaac Opalinsky collected more than twice the number of signatures required to run for the Annapolis city council. He began holding campaign receptions, collecting money, turning in finance reports. Now the man who would be the first Green Party candidate to run in a local Maryland election has been told he won't be Green on the ballot after all. City election officials have told Opalinsky that a reading of city law shows that his party affiliation must be kept off the ballot. Instead, he would be listed under the heading "other candidates."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 22, 2000
WASHINGTON -- Ralph Nader announced yesterday that he will make a second run for the presidency as a Green Party candidate and vowed, as he did in 1996, to take on big business and its influence on government. "I can no longer stomach the systemic political decay that has weakened our democracy," said Nader, who will compete for the Green Party nomination against three others. "It is necessary to launch a sustained effort to wrest control of our democracy from the corporate government and restore it to the political government under the control of citizens."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 11, 2001
George W. Murphy III, a Republican candidate for county commissioner in 1998, has switched his affiliation to the Green Party and has filed his intention to run next year on an environmental platform. "There are a tremendous number of independents in Carroll County," said Murphy, 53, an instructional assistant at Liberty High School. "If you can get them motivated, you will have a respectable showing in a crowded field." Because he is not running on the ticket of either major party, Murphy must first gather a minimum of 250 signatures by Aug. 28. Once those signatures are verified, Murphy's name would be placed on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | August 16, 2008
Eddie Boyd Jr., an auto salesman who had been the Green Party candidate for Maryland governor in 2006, died of lung cancer Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Waverly resident was 46. Mr. Boyd was born in Miami and was raised there and in Aynor, S.C. After graduating from Aynor High School in 1979, he enlisted in the Navy, where he was a firefighter until being discharged in 1987. After leaving the Navy, Mr. Boyd lived in Vermont for several years before moving to Baltimore about a decade ago to begin his recovery from drug addiction and to work with homeless veterans.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2002
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that a Green Party candidate for Carroll County commissioner must appear on ballots for the November election, overruling decisions by the county's board of elections and a Circuit Court judge. George W. Murphy III will join seven other candidates on the ballot, after attorneys for the Green Party successfully argued that election officials unfairly excluded petition signatures that would have made Murphy eligible. The decision was handed down hours before county election officials mailed their final ballot forms to the printer.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | October 26, 2004
An article Friday on the 3rd District congressional candidates inadvertently left out the Green Party candidate. Here is a look at some of Patsy Allen's positions: Green Party candidate Patsy Allen says she's running for Maryland's 3rd District congressional seat because she is tired of seeing such offices held by career politicians who are supported by wealthy donors and partisan interest groups. Allen, 46, works as an environmental engineer at the Maryland Department of the Environment.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2012
Robert Shipley Auerbach, one of the founding members of the Maryland Green Party and the party's three-time nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, died Dec. 12 from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident that evening in Greenbelt. He was 92. Born in New York City in 1919, Mr. Auerbach became involved in politics, particularly election reform, in the 1930s. He was active in such groups as the Congress of Racial Equality and the War Resisters League. Mr. Auerbach moved to Greenbelt, where he ran for City Council, more than 50 years ago. A founder of the Green Party's Maryland affiliate, he was nominated for the state's 5th District seat, for the third time, this year.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
Has anyone else thought about what we would do if foreigners sent drones over our land to kill some bad guys but ended up killing lots of innocent people? Any patriot would naturally see that as unacceptable and retaliate any way we could. This no-brainer leads me to think that the U.S. is deliberately creating enemies to justify wars for oil and pipelines. The military-industrial complex, which President Dwight Eisenhower warned us against, is forcing us into permanent war by funding politicians.
NEWS
July 17, 2012
The Green Party's candidate for president will only hurt the environmental cause, and increase the chance that the Republicans will win the presidency ("Green Party nominates Jill Stein for president at Baltimore convention," July 14). Remember what happened when Ralph Nader was on the ballot in 2000? The Green Party got enough votes in Florida to tip the election toGeorge W. Bush. We got Iraq and the Great Recession! Carolyn C. Battle
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2012
A Massachusetts physician was formally nominated to be the Green Party's contender for the U.S. presidency Saturday afternoon at the downtown Baltimore Holiday Inn hotel. Jill Stein, who was the expected nominee, beat out actress Roseanne Barr handily. Stein amassed a majority of delegates' votes just before 4 p.m. at the Greens' annual national meeting, which opened Thursday at the University of Baltimore before moving near the Inner Harbor for Saturday's presidential nominating convention.
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Tim Wheeler | July 12, 2012
It's been years since Baltimore hosted a political convention, but almost under the radar one's happening here this week. Members of the Green Party of the United States are gathering downtown starting today, opening a three-day convention to pick a presidential candidate. Jill Stein, a physician and environmental health advocate from Massachusetts is the frontrunner, with 138 of the 184 delegates assigned so far. Comedian and actress Roseanne Barr, who's been active in politics over the past decade, is running second.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
Hundreds of Green Party members arrived Thursday in Baltimore to pick a candidate for president, even as the party has been forced to scramble for a spot on Maryland's ballot this fall. The national convention, which is taking place at the University of Baltimore before moving to a downtown hotel, doesn't have the glitz Democrats and Republicans will bring when they nominate Barack Obama and Mitt Romney later this year. But getting away from the money pervasive in national politics, Green Party leaders said, is at least partly the point.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 29, 2001
The fledgling Maryland Green Party will ask the state's highest court today to declare unconstitutional a law that the party contends makes it nearly impossible for alternative-party candidates to get on ballots. The Green Party, certified as a political party in Maryland last year, is arguing to the Maryland Court of Appeals that the state's ballot-access law does not meet the standards set by the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1983 said states must be able to justify ballot-access restrictions.
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Tim Wheeler | July 12, 2012
It's been years since Baltimore hosted a political convention, but almost under the radar one's happening here this week. Members of the Green Party of the United States are gathering downtown starting today, opening a three-day convention to pick a presidential candidate. Jill Stein, a physician and environmental health advocate from Massachusetts is the frontrunner, with 138 of the 184 delegates assigned so far. Comedian and actress Roseanne Barr, who's been active in politics over the past decade, is running second.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
It won't have the glitter of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions, but Baltimore will nevertheless get a piece of the 2012 nomination action as the national Green Party opens a three-day convention here today to pick a presidential candidate. Hundreds of delegates as well as Green Party candidates from across the country are expected to arrive today for the event, which will take place at the University of Baltimore and the Holiday Inn on West Lombard Street. The actual presidential nomination will take place Saturday.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2012
The Green and Libertarian parties are launching new petition drives to get their candidates for president and other offices on Maryland's November ballot after losing a battle before the state's highest court. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled Monday that state elections officials were correct to disqualify thousands of signatures on petitions previously circulated by the two parties. Many signatures were thrown out as illegible or not consistent with the voter's official registration card.
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