Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Pinal County Greens Co-Chair Richard Grayson to be Arizona's Favorite Stepson Candidate in February 28 Green Party Presidential Preference Primary
Apache Junction, Ariz., Dec. 21 -
Richard Grayson, Pinal County Greens co-chair, today became the second candidate to file to be on the ballot in the Arizona presidential preference primary to be held on February 28, 2012. Grayson will be a candidate for the Green Party nomination for President.
On the first day of the filing period, one Republican, Representative Ron Paul of Texas, filed to become the first candidate in Arizona's Republican primary.
Grayson, 60, first ran for President in 1984, when he unsuccessfully sought the nomination of the Democratic party to run against President Ronald Reagan. In 2004, Grayson ran for the U.S. House of Representatives as a write-in candidate from a district where the Republican incumbent had no Democratic opponent and published his campaign diary at the McSweeney's website as "Diary of a Congressional Candidate in Florida's Fourth Congressional District," and in 2010, Grayson was the Green Party candidate for Congress in Arizona's Sixth Congressional District, running against Representative Jeff Flake.
Grayson said he looked forward to actively campaigning in the primary. "I am happy to be Arizona's favorite stepson candidate in the Green Party presidential primary," he said.
Other candidates are expected to file in the race during the weeks ahead.