NH Green Party endorses Democrat Kucinich
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Dennis Kucinich is running near the bottom of the Democratic primary polls in New Hampshire, but he's tops for the state's Green Party.
UPDATE:Greens Warn About Misleading Story on Green Endorsement of Kucinich.
``Dennis is one of us,'' party spokesman Guy Chichester declared Monday, as the party endorsed the Ohio congressman.
The party is based on peace, social justice and environmental concerns. Of the current candidates, Chichester said Kucinich is the most closely aligned with those principles. He said the endorsement to help Kucinich win the Democratic nomination will not affect the Green Party's own nominating convention in June.
...The Green Party is small in New Hampshire, and not considered an ``official'' political party. To vote for Kucinich in the primary, its members who are listed as Independents need only declare as Democrats on the way in to vote, and ``undeclare'' on the way out. Members who are Republicans must change their party affiliation to Democrat by Oct. 31.
...Green Party officials wish to clarify that the half-dozen individuals responsible for the news release in question are not affiliated with the Green Party of the United States. Furthermore, New Hampshire is one of five states which still do not have a functioning state Green Party.
Green Party US (GPUS) issued the linked statement. Green Party New Hampshire, (GPNH) whether functioning as 6 people, or 6 dozen people, is in fact functioning on some level. I'd say the endorsement is positive, both for bringing awareness to Green Party values and for Dennis Kucinich who supports the party values.
Kucinich the most progressive Democratic candidate, not Dean
"I think it's pathetic that I'm considered the left-wing liberal," Dean said
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