Politics Be Careful What You Wish For: Well Known Green to Challenge Cantwell
Last Friday, I did a Slog post titled: “She Voted Against It Before She Voted For It. And Vice Versa.” It was a post about Sen. Maria Cantwell’s vote to fillibuster the Patriot Act and her subsequent vote for the act—all in the context of her vote not to fillibuster Alito and her subsequent vote against him.
That post sparked a lengthy discussion about liberals’ frustrations with Cantwell (she also voted for the war and CAFTA). This gave way to a discussion about the Green party as an alteranative to the Democrats. And that gave way to a discussion about the folly or wisdom of running Greens against Democrats. One Green whose name came up during the heated discussion was Aaron Dixon.
Well: The discussion is no longer academic.
Today, the PI reports that Dixon, a respected activist in Seattle’s black community (and founder of Seattle’s Black Panther Party nearly 40 years ago), will declare his candidacy for Cantwell’s senate seat on Thursday.