It may seem like an early time to start thinking about major political elections again, with Election Day 2008 just a little more than half a year behind us. However, successful campaigns for 2010 will begin their planning now, even if that planning often takes place for the most part behind the scenes.
The map you see below is a bit sparse, but think of it as a baseline for things to come over the next year. It’s just next year, after all, that mid-term congressional elections are coming.
The following is a map of states where there are Green Party candidates for Congress or for a statewide elected office.
California currently has the only congressional Green Party candidate, with Political Science instructor Jeremy Cloward in the running to succeed Ellen Tauscher once Tauscher joins the Department of U.S. State.
The other states have Green Party candidates for Governor, with rival Green candidates in Maine and in Minnesota, and one candidate in Illinois. We’ll come back to this map over the next year or so, to see which states have the opportunity to vote Green instead of voting Republican or Democrat.