Oct 22, 2012 — North Country Green Party candidate Donald Hassig says he left a profane voice mail message over the weekend on the answering machine of a woman who serves as one of his party's top state officials.
In an email statement sent to North Country Public Radio, Hassig says he called party co-chair Gloria Mattera "an American elitist bitch." This after the party issued a statement Friday calling Hassig's statements about "Mexican" workers "disturbing and reprehensible", and saying although he's petitioned for the Green Party line on November's ballots, "we do not consider him a Green candidate."
Hassig is running for a House seat in the North Country's 21st congressional district.
The message follows an ugly blow-up within the Green Party that began last Thursday, when Hassig argued at a candidate forum in Wanakena that immigrants working on North Country dairy farms should be rounded up and deported. Go to full article
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Wanakena, NY, Oct 19, 2012 — The candidates in the race for New York's 21st District Congressional seat gathered Thursday night for a forum in Wanakena. At that forum, Green Party candidate Donald Hassig called for foreign workers on farms in the North Country to be rounded up and deported.
Hassig blasted plans put forward by the Democratic and Republican candidates to allow more laborers to work legally on dairy farms and apple orchards. Go to full article
NY-21 Green Party candidate Don Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Colton, NY, Sep 18, 2012 — One candidate in the race for New York's new 21st Congressional District is pleased with the results from a Siena Research Institute poll released last week, and it's not the man with the 13-point lead.
Green Party candidate Don Hassig says he's "thrilled" with his standing in the poll, which has 6 percent of those polled favoring him. He trails incumbent Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh, and Watertown businessman Matt Doheny, a Republican, by a margin of 49-36-6, respectively.
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Aug 28, 2002 — New Yorkers have been hearing more lately about George Pataki, Carl McCall, Andrew Cuomo, and Tom Golisano, as they campaign for governor. One candidate who hasn't gotten a lot of attention is the Green Party's nominee, Stanley Aronowitz. With a budget that's a tiny fraction of the other candidates, Aronowitz has been giving interviews to radio talk shows and cable TV stations, and he's saying some things that the others dare not mention. Go to full article
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