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Lexington's Stein Riding High Heading into Super Tuesday

Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential hopeful from Lexington, is on a winning streak heading into the presidential primary in her home state this Tuesday.

Heading in to Lexington’s annual Town Elections, which are synced up with the “Super Tuesday” presidential primaries this year, one local candidate has been building some real momentum. But it’s probably not who you’d think.

Lexington resident Jill Stein, a Green Party presidential hopeful, has picked up five straight primary wins—in Ohio, Maine, Minnesota, Illinois and, most recently, Arizona—en route to the March 6 Super Tuesday, when she’ll be on the ballot in her home state.

"After big wins in Ohio, Minnesota, Maine, Illinois, and now Arizona, it’s clear that Greens across the country are uniting behind our campaign,” said Stein in a statement posted to her website last week. “Together we are calling for a Green New Deal to put 25 million people back to work in living-wage jobs that build just and sustainable communities while combating climate change; for health care as a human right through a Medicare-for-All system that will save us trillions; and for tuition-free higher education and college-loan debt forgiveness to liberate a generation to their full economic potential."

In Lexington on Tuesday, Stein will be one of three Green-Rainbow candidates on the ballot for the Massachusetts presidential primary. She bested five candidates in the Arizona primary and, apparently, has picked up the support of one outspoken potential opponent: Roseanne Barr.

According to reports, the comedienne-turned-nut farmer registered with the Federal Election Commission in late January to run for the Green Party nom, but her social media speak so far has indicated support for Stein and the Green Party platform.

This from the Washington Post’s Celebritology blog:

Does the sitcom queen really expect to be nominated? Not so much. She wrote on Twitter, “I run in support of The Green Party & probably of Jill Stein—hopefully I can be of service by speaking on media about a viable choice 4 voters.” A Vice President Barr also doesn’t seem to be in the cards: “jill has already named a vice. i'm just in it to support the greens and their fine american message.”

x March 04, 2012 at 10:39 PM
We have been suffering from a lack of news regarding the Green/Rainbow Party. Any Patch article with the phrase "comedienne-turned-nut farmer" is welcome in these difficult times. It is too bad Jill Stein cannot run her candidacy 24/7 year-in/year-out. There is far too little humor in this world and her running for President of the United States is delightful. Her platform... a modern day version of a chicken in every pot is wonderful... and all at no cost. Where do we sign? Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
George Ronald Adkisson March 05, 2012 at 05:48 PM
The Democrats and Republicans must be worried about Jill Stein...they never mention her. That combination of political tactics is an old one and is a brain washing technique borrowed from the days of Hitler. Jill is far better qualified for handling the affairs of humans.And her Domestic sense of governing is very attractive...in deed.
x March 06, 2012 at 03:00 AM
George gets a prize... a dubious one. He's invoked Godwin's Law in only one blog exchange. The law states, "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one." And here we thought the Green Party was kinder and gentler. Reverend E. Raleigh PImperton III http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law
x March 21, 2012 at 02:10 PM
We have been starved for news on Jill Stein's race for the presidency. Could the Patch bring us up to date? Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
Patrick Ball (Editor) March 21, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Rev, Did you miss this one? http://patch.com/A-rxBp Just yesterday I transcribed most of the rest of a longer interview with Jill Stein from that evening. I'll post that later today or tomorrow.


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