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February 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
Ralph Nader, the candidate many Democrats blame for former Vice President Al Gore's loss in 2000, will announce Sunday whether he will make another bid for the White House, with all signs pointing to the consumer advocate joining the race as an independent. If Nader decides to run, his late start, lack of party affiliation -- he won't be on the Green Party ticket this time -- and the challenge of getting his name on ballots in 50 states weigh against his candidacy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2003 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
Volunteers take yoga breaks. Musicians wander in to plunk out tunes on the borrowed grand piano or entertain supporters with the mournful sounds of the didgeridoo. More than 300 local artists have covered the walls with their lent works, turning this once-barren warehouse into the city's largest impromptu gallery. Just a month ago, this space was vacant. Today, it is ground zero for the upstart mayoral campaign of Board of Supervisors President and Green Party member Matt Gonzalez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2003 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
Elating. Historic. Unprecedented. Those aren't words that likely spring to mind for most voters when they ponder Wednesday's gubernatorial debate. But for Green Party members throughout the state, the experience was all of that. For them, the 90-minute political discourse was a milestone. It marked the first time a Green Party candidate -- or any third-party contender -- had participated in a widely televised gubernatorial debate in California, political observers say.
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June 4, 2003 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Just as the legislative session was winding to a close, John Eder managed to get his first bill passed. For a moment, the freshman representative reveled in a round of back-slapping and high-fives from his Capitol colleagues. Then he slipped off to write a thank-you note to the committee chairman who helped him.
OPINION
April 5, 2003
Re "Dissenting Greens See Chance to Grow," April 1: The Greens must credit Democrats with really short memories. If they don't think those of us opposed to this war don't consider them partly responsible for it, they're deluding themselves. Every time I read a headline about affirmative action rollbacks, the disappearing line between church and state, eroding abortion rights or drilling in some pristine wilderness, I remember Ralph Nader's simplistic accusation that there is no practical difference between Democrats and Republicans.
OPINION
March 24, 2003
Re "Antiwar Stance Risky for Democrats," March 20: George Skelton repeats the simplistic canard that the Green Party is responsible for putting George W. Bush in the White House. The argument is that had Ralph Nader voters not voted for him in the Florida election they would have voted for Al Gore. What Skelton and others refuse to acknowledge is that, absent the option of voting for a true progressive, the Green voters would most likely have not voted at all. Remember that the voter turnout in the last presidential election was among the lowest ever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2003 | Patt Morrison, Times Staff Writer
The Green Party is finding its way toward its fighting weight as a major contender, but the Los Angeles County chapter is agonizing in an internal dispute over money. Party lines are buzzing with reports that former Santa Monica mayor and Green Party leader Michael Feinstein may have commingled state and county party funds, reportedly depositing as much as $30,000 in contributions to the county's Green Party into a private bank account more than a year ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2002 | Tina Daunt and Tim Reiterman, Times Staff Writers
Green Party gubernatorial hopeful Peter Miguel Camejo was the prime beneficiary of voters' discontent with California's two major-party candidates, polling better than even he expected and giving a boost, he said, to future Green campaigns. Third-party candidates had their best showing in a California election since 1934. Although still polling in the single digits in early returns, and well behind Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and Republican Bill Simon Jr.
OPINION
October 17, 2002
How interesting that Gerald Kamin's letter (Oct. 11) was printed the day after the vote by Democrats and Republicans alike to grant President Bush the unconstitutional power to launch a preemptive strike against Iraq. When he blames Greens for Bush, Kamin doesn't seem to remember that thousands of African Americans were illegally purged from the voter rolls in Florida and that Al Gore did not even inspire his own state of Tennessee to vote for him. Regarding Sen. Paul Wellstone: Ralph Nader, Winona LaDuke, I and many Greens I know are ardent supporters of Wellstone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2002 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monday's gubernatorial debate may have been civil, but outside the Los Angeles Times building more than 100 protesters participated in a raucous contest of their own as Green Party candidate Peter Camejo unsuccessfully tried to attend the event. Camejo, who was not invited to participate in the debate sponsored by The Times, attempted to enter the downtown Los Angeles building as a guest of GOP candidate Bill Simon Jr., only to be turned away.
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