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Keating wins Green nomination!

Joe Keating wins Pacific Green Party nomination for Governor!
Environmental activist Joe Keating won the Pacific Green Party's gubernatorial nomination today, marking the end of a down-to-the-wire race whose outcome hinged on a handful of provisional ballots. The week long wait to determine the winner followed a convention held in Corvallis on March 11. At that time, Ed Winslow, a pioneer in the socially responsible investing field, held a one vote lead over Keating.

"We had two great candidates which made for a close race," said Matt Donohue, an elected Corvallis School Board member who serves on the Pacific Green Party Elections Committee. "Now we get to bring our issues to the public—protecting the environment, providing health care for all Oregonians and implementing meaningful campaign finance reform."
Keating wound up winning by two votes.

The party also announced that the convention had voted overwhelmingly to oppose the Top Two primary initiative proposed by former Secretaries of State Phil Keisling and Norma Paulus. "The so-called 'Open Primary' initiative would result in a closed general election where two—and only two—candidates would be on the ballot. That's unfair, anti-democratic and un-American. Democracy is about choices and limiting our political choices restricts our freedom. When Oregonians learn about the downsides of this misguided proposal, they'll defeat it as surely as California voters did in 2004," said Blair Bobier, a founder of the party and the Programs Director of the Civics Education League.
For more information, visit the Keating campaign's web site at www.keatingforgovernor.org

homepage: homepage: http://www.keatingforgovernor.org

congratulations joe!! 18.Mar.2006 11:10

a friend

good going joe!!

i have been wondering what the status was of joe's gubernatorial bid, especially since the devastating fire that destroyed joe's house and killed one of his friends.

i am glad to hear that the political bid is on track and i hope that joe's efforts to put his personal life back on track have been going okay.

voters rights 19.Mar.2006 07:56

karl roenfanz ( rosey ) k_rosey48@hotmail.com

we also need voting machines that give each voter a paper print-out of how they voted, otherwise we dont know if the vote gets honestly counted. i want my vote to be counted, don't you?

Excellent! 20.Mar.2006 15:22

Mattie

Joe has worked hard for a very long time to do what is right. He's one candidate who I will feel good about voting for, since he follows his heart rather than bowing to the politically expedient. Good job, Joe! You've got my vote.