Green Party candidates for the U.S. House and Senate to watch on Nov. 8

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States has identified “Green Candidates to Watch” in races for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016.

Like Green presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka, Green candidates for Congress have had to fight their exclusion from candidates’ forums and debates.

Dr. Margaret Flowers, running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, made the news on Oct. 26 when she took the stage in demand for inclusion in a televised candidates’ debate at the University of Baltimore. (Video and Dr. Flowers’ statement: // Baltimore Sun article).

Joe DeMare, another Green candidate for the U.S. Senate, also protested his exclusion from a debate hosted by WBNS Channel 10 in Columbus, Ohio.

Photos, contact information, and more video links can be found on the candidates’ web sites. The list below is a sample of the many Green candidates who deserve attention. It includes Green candidates who are running energetic, well publicized, and well organized campaigns for local office across the U.S.

The Green Party has also published releases featuring Green candidates to watch who are running for local office and for statewide office and state legislative seats.

Green candidates to watch for CONGRESS

Robin Laverne Wilson, for the U.S. Senate in New York
“I’m Running for Our Lives” (video): 
Stop the Spectra pipeline: Talking to students at SUNY Brockport (video): 
Interviewed by Harold Michael Harvey (video): 
Interviewed by McQueen Pres (video): 
Speech at the Green Party of New York State Convention on June 11 (video): 
Web site:

Vanessa Tijerina, for the U.S. House in Texas, 15th District
“We Are in a Revolution and Votes Are Our Muskets” (video): 
Policy to Combat South Texas Corruption
Web site:

Margaret Flowers, for the U.S. Senate in Maryland
Interviewed by Bill Moyers on Single-Payer Health Care (video and article): 
With Jill Stein, interviewed by Bill Moyers (video and article): 
Interviewed by Chris Hedges (video): 
Interviewed by The Real News on on Healthcare, Climate Change, and Community Economics (video): 
“A Systems-changing Solutions-based Campaign” (video):
Response to President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union (video): 
Web site:

Paula Bradshaw, for the U.S. House in Illinois, 12th District
Interview with Southern Illinoisan’s Editorial Board (video): 
Bradshaw makes case for third party vote (video):
Web site:

Kamesha Clark, for the U.S. House in Maryland, 4th District
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Joe DeMare, for the U.S. Senate in Ohio
Interviewed by The Vindicator (video): 
Interviewed by McQueen Press (video): 
Response to President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union
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Gary Stuard, for the U.S. House in Texas, 32nd District
“Global Warming Must Be Our First Priority” (video): 
“On A Green Revolution: The Time is Now!” (video): 
Speech at ExxonKnew Divest Press Conference (video): 
“Green candidate challenges Sessions” ( interview): 
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Arn Menconi, for the U.S. Senate in Colorado
“How Global Corporate Mafia is Running Our Country” (video): 
Interviewed by Jordan Chariton of The Young Turks Politics (video): 
Interviewed by The Real News (video): 
Interviewed by Mint Press News (video): 
“Colorado Green Party’s Arn Menconi takes on Michael Bennet from the left” (The Colorado Independent): 
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Mark Salazar, for the U.S. House in Arizona, 8th District
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Matt Funiciello, for the U.S. House in New York, 21st District
24 videos
Green Party grassroots campaign for Congress (video): 
“Somebody has got to do this” (Plattsburgh Press Republican):
“NY21: As debate season arrives, Funiciello’s goal is toppling the Democrat” (North Country Public Radio): 
Speech at ESF Ranger school (video): 
Interviewed by Libertarian Progressive (video): 
Web site:

Eliot Barron, for the U.S. House in Louisiana, 1st District
“I’m the liberal you can live with” (The News Star): 
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