Skip to comments.Camejo to run for California governor as Green Party candidate
Posted on 02/22/2006 6:55:46 PM PST by calcowgirl
Peter Camejo, an independent vice presidential candidate in 2004, announced Wednesday he intends to enter the race for governor of California.
Camejo plans to submit papers Thursday in Sacramento to run as a Green Party candidate, a spokesman, Cres Vellucci, said. Camejo was the party's nominee for governor in 2002 and 2003.
"He believes there needs to be a viable alternative" to major-party candidates, Vellucci said.
If he qualifies for the ballot, Camejo would be a long shot. He received about 3 percent of the vote in the 2003 recall election that installed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in office.
As a gubernatorial candidate in California, Camejo has supported abortion rights, universal health care and a moratorium on the death penalty. Camejo also ran for president as the Socialist Workers Party nominee in 1976.
In the 2004 presidential campaign, Camejo ran on the ticket headed by Ralph Nader.
Multiple candidates now going for the green vote.
He'll sap away votes from Angelides or Westley on the far-left wing of the spectrum.
Yes indeed. And they're all from Arcata...
The longer I live in California, the more I'm convinced that the sole purpose of California politics is to amuse the rest of the Country.
Camejo is your basic Marxist. They love him in Santa Cruz.
How long before they go from GP to PV (Partido Verde)?
Does Peter have enough % of the last vote to qualify for debates this fall?
That could make for quite the event. lol
The sad thing is in California, there is a chance a Watermelon candidate could win.
Anyhoo, he got 2.8% of the vote (242,247 votes) last go-around.
I was just curious.
I know it can be a very subjective standard that determines who gets included at the debate.
We deserve to see the issues that confront this state debated openly and often.
Peter is never at a shortage for words, that's for sure, we may even get some facts discussed.
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