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August 01, 2006

Greens Now Officially Arm of GOP

And their candidates aren't even embarassed that the major funders of the Green Party are often Republican donors:

Thanks to the generosity of GOP donors, a Green Party candidate is expected to make it onto the ballot in Pennsylvania's Senate race and siphon votes from Democratic front-runner Bob Casey in his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Rick Santorum...Green Party candidate Carl Romanelli, making his first bid for statewide elective office, acknowledged Monday that Republican contributors probably supplied most of the $100,000 that he said he spent gathering signatures to qualify for the Nov. 7 ballot.

"I have friends in all political parties. It's just that my Republican friends are more confident about standing with me than my Democratic friends. And as a group, my Republican friends are a little better off," [Romelli] said in a telephone interview...An analysis showed that at least $29,000 came from donors who also have given to Santorum's campaign, and nearly all the donors had given to Republican candidates in recent elections.

At this point many Greens are financially just an adjunct of the Republican Party and strategically serve their goals, even if they delude themselves otherwise in some cases. Just sad.

Posted by Nathan at August 1, 2006 08:02 AM