From Roxborough to the Green Party PA Presidential Win
Dr. Jill Stein earns caucus win over Roseanne Barr.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama haven't checked out the Ridge, but one ballot candidate has.
The Green Party presidential candidate who visited Crossroads in Roxborough recently won the party's Pennsylvania caucus.
Dr. Jill Stein, who campaigned March 19 at the Ridge Avenue coffeeshop, won the state party's caucus over comedian Roseanne Barr.
"I'm very grateful to have the support of Pennsylvania Greens in their state caucuses,” Stein said in a news release. “Together with Minnesota and New York, this brings our campaign the support of all 20 states that have announced their delegates to date. The national Green Party is united as never before for a strong voice in the 2012 Presidential Election, at a time when the public has been clamoring for a principled alternative to the establishment parties that have brought us to the breaking point."
Chris Robinson, spokesperson for the Green Party of Philadelphia, shared the news Monday. The party conducted county caucuses throughout the spring. At the party's Pennsylvania convention in State College, Stein received the nomination.
A physician from Massachusetts, Stein has captured almost half of the 206 delegates needed to assure the presidential nomination at the Green Party National Convention, held in Baltimore, July 12 to 19.
Barr has captured more media attention than Stein, but has met with electoral and campaign setbacks. Musician Willie Nelson recently turned down an offer to serve as her vice presidential candidate, and Stein continues to do better on the ballot. The Atlantic recently called Barr the "Herman Cain" of the Green Party.
The next big showdown for the Green Party is the California primary, which is set for June 5.
Editor's note: An earlier version included an incorrect date for the California primary. It has since been corrected.