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Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Green Party candidate throws support to Owens

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The results of a Siena Poll released Thursday, Nov. 1, showing the 21st Congressional race in a dead heat, has the third party candidate recognizing that he could be the spoiler. So Tuesday when Green party candidate Don Hassig enters the ballot box, he won't be voting for himself, and he's encouraging his supporters to do the same.

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After seeing the poll late last week, Hassig says he realized that the four percent of voters committed to him could easily beef up the one percent advantage Owens currently has over Doheny, or be Doheny’s ticket to Washington.

“You know I really do not want to have this effect of causing the Republican to win.” 

So Hassig is asking that his voters cast their vote for Congressman Owens on Election Day.

“The Congressman is clearly, by far, far and away the best electable candidate, in 2012.” 

Hassig says his positions are much closer to those of Congressman Owens. And he says Owens and his staff have consistently supported his work as a Cancer activist.

And Hassig believes he accomplished the goals he had for running this race: he brought up the issues important to him, reached more people than he ever has, and he’ll continue the same work he’s been doing as an activist when the election’s over. But he says this isn’t about who he thinks is the best candidate.

“I know I’m the best candidate. This is about protecting the earth and protecting the people. I’m by far the best candidate. I’m stronger, I’m smarter, I’m faster, I’m harder working, I’m more beautiful, I’ve just got it more together to do this, but I’m not going to win. This is about the best electable candidate.” 

But Hassig vows to run again, and says next time, he may win.

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