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Time to Win

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It's not too late to vote for me for Lieutenant Governor, the Common Man's Candidate.  These last days of the Primary campaign have seen my support skyrocket, so I think the corporate media is going to be shocked on Tuesday when I make the "Top 2."  In downtown Seattle, recently, I have seen many good groups organizing and trying to bring attention to vital issues.  Groups like "Occupy Seattle" and Greenpeace, to name only a couple.  This is what democracy is all about:  learning, organizing, protesting, and voting.  I have been concentrating a lot on the "horse race" aspects of the campaign, lately, more so than issues, but I'll try to have more balance after Tuesday.  Thank you for reading Commoner, and it's not too late to vote until late Tuesday, August 7th, so you might want to have your ballots mailed before the last postal drop box or county election box pick-ups that day.  This might be decided by one vote.  Thank you!  - Mark Gre…

Social Policies of WA Lieutenant Governor Candidates

The best sources to find the social policy stances of the Lieutenant Governor candidates this year are the Christian Voter Guide and the Washington Voters' Guides.  Usually, if a candidate does not answer a questionnaire from one of these organizations that request them, it's due to their being very out of sync with that organization's viewpoints.  So Brad Owen, Bill Finkbeiner and Glenn Anderson may not have answered one or more of these, but Mark Greene has answered all social policy questionnaires listed in the aforementioned guides.

If possible, please, consider contributing to campaign: make selections of how you want to donate, or send check or money order to Mark Greene for Lieutenant Governor Comm., P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Also, Mark is depending on supporters to spread the word about the campaign to get around the media bias regarding non-establishment campaigns. Thank you! Mark is probably the only politician in Washington that had the temerity to keep …

Gathering Momentum

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Post script added on August 2nd, about 5:10 A.M.

Regarding the primary election for Lieutenant Governor, I have campaigned harder for this election than any other election that I've been in, and it's paying off, as anecdotal reports about support for my candidacy look increasingly good.  I believe the Establishment is going to have a long night on Election Day when they start sizing up this election, and realize that I'm either in first or second, or at least very close to second with hundreds of thousands of ballots yet to be counted by that time.  My campaign is increasingly gathering momentum, and today I took my campaign to downtown Seattle, where Mayor McGinn has been deciding whether to give my campaign an extra boost in the last week by endorsing me.

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen is quickly losing ground among Democrats, as Democratic voters that no longer support him are mainly turning towards me, and to some extent to Bill Finkbeiner.  This is the same L…

AP Refuses to Correct Article

Post-script added about 6:25 PM on 7/31/12

After the Associated Press got my quote wrong, by saying that I wanted to "phrase out" instead of "phase out" nuclear energy, because of its inherent dangers, and by incorrectly saying that I was less optimistic about my chances for winning than Brad Owen, Bill Finkbeiner and Glenn Anderson, they did not honor my request to write a separate piece about my candidacy, as I may have been the only candidate that had misstated information about themselves, nor did they even acknowledge my request.  Moreover, that incorrect article has been filtered out to several different news outlets and is basically the main article in Washington about this race, thereby giving readers a misleading characterization about my thoughts about the primary and my use of grammar.  I wrote about this before (see "Wahkiakum County, WA" post), but I thought readers of Commoner should know about the aftermath of these "mistakes," si…

A Very Close Lieutenant Governor Election

I'm guessing that this year's statewide primary will have about as many votes for Lieutenant Governor as the primary in 2008, which had about 1,350,000 voters; and with reports of a relatively low rate of return of ballots thus far, maybe a good chunk lower. Unfortunately, turnouts (which are mail-ins, now) are not particularly large in primaries, nor generally.  With the state constitutional offices primary earlier than most in recent history in Washington, the aforementioned total of votes will probably not differ much this year.  Keeping that number in mind, I think I can qualify for the General Election with roughly 300,000 votes, as I think Owen, Finkbeiner and Anderson will have about that many, too.  The other 100,000 or so votes will be split by Deal and Sumner, IV.  In the '08 Primary, Owen had about 700,000 votes.  I don't believe he will have nearly that many this year.  As Finkbeiner, with support from some Democrats, will chip away about 100 thousand vote…