I remember when
there was only one Green in the California State Legislature. I
want to say she didn't get membership on every committee, but
I'm only sure that's not what I heard about. All I'm sure of is
that it's rare for the San Jose Mercury News to have a pair of
ballot access stories next to each other on the page like that.
I found these articles on page 7 of Sunday November 14th's San
Jose Mercury News (2010).
The above listed elected
officials likely experience something similar as far as
political isolation goes.
March 3rd, 2016: For some reason
I have more respect for a political party that will invest the
resources to run their own primary than I have for a
bureaucrat like Alex Padilla that won't let a party put
whomever they want on their Presidential Party Primary line.
For sure I'm never going to vote for that guy. That being
said, I feel sad that Darryl Cherney got zero votes in that
Illinois primary. It's like Illinois never heard of Redwood