Counterpunch has been critical of the Green Party and individually attacking Green activists here in Oregon. Here is one response about the inaccuracies in their articles. |
Dear Jeffrey, Alex and Michael,
Your article ("Situational Democracy: The Show Me the Green Party", August 27, 2004) contains many factual inaccuracies...
- I'm not in the "inner circle" of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon. I have never been elected to serve on any of our state party's committees.
- No committee or group in the Pacific Green Party of Oregon decided "not to pursue a replacement candidate" for Oregon's 5th Congressional district. Mitch Besser, our nominee, withdrew on the day of the Secretary of State's filing deadline. I was not aware of that Mitch actually withdrew until after the filing deadline passed. Moreover, I haven't seen, spoken with or written to Mitch Besser since May, 2004.
- It is wrong that there are no PGP candidates will impact the election of Democratic incumbents. Teresa Keane is running a strong campaign against US Senator Ron Wyden.
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