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.”