Green Party Taps David Cobb As Its Nominee for President
GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release: June 27, 2004
Cres Vellucci, GPCA Spokesperson, 916-996-1970,
Sara Amir, GPCA Spokesperson, 310-270-7106,
Tom Bolema (onsite at the convention), 661-674-8158
MILWAUKEE - California lawyer David Cobb was chosen as the Green Party's
candidate for President Saturday at the Green National Convention here.
Cobb collected 408 votes on the second ballot, outdistancing the "no
nominee" option, which had 308 votes. The "no nominee" option primarily
represented Ralph Nader supporters - who had hoped for a Green endorsement
if the party could not agree on a candidate. Kent Mesplay picked up another
43 delegate votes.
The final, second round vote of California delegates was: No Nominee 90,
Cobb 35, Mesplay 7.
In the first round, Peter Camejo, the California Green recall and
gubernatorial candidate, received 118.5 votes, and his running mate on the
Independent ticket, Nader, received 117.5 votes, for a total of 236
delegates, but it wasn't enough to win
"This is how grassroots democracy works. No one knew how it would turn out
today. (But) we have a good candidate and now everyone is celebrating and
looking forward to November," said Sara Amir, the reporter for the
Maine radio personality Pat LaMarche was chosen by Cobb as the party's
nominee for vice president.
The Green Party of California
P.O. Box 2828, Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 448-3437