Joining Libertarian candidate James Quigley and Republican candidate Chuck Smith in a bid to unseat Bobby Scott in November will be John D. Kelly of the Independent Greens of Virginia.
The Independent Greens main platform is “More Trains, Less Traffic”. Fielding 10 Congressional candidates of their own this fall, the group also has Floyd Bayne running in the 7th against the incumbent Eric Cantor.
Wikipedia has some info on the Indy Greens:
The party’s policy is fiscal conservatism and social responsibility, with an emphasis on rail transportation. Because it favors increased political participation and better ballot access, it has endorsed candidates regardless of ideology. As of 2010, it bills itself as “common sense conservative greens – Virginia’s original Tea Party”.
Former local City Council member Shirley Harvey and candidate Henry Otis Brown also have some connection to the Indy Greens, although Brown only described himself as an Independent last fall. It is unclear what Harvey’s current political aspirations may be, though it should be noted that her prophecy of a “tremendous earthquake” on the West Coast on September 3rd did not pan out.
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