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Green Party of California

Green Party Taps David Cobb As Its Nominee for President

For immediate release: June 27, 2004

Cres Vellucci, GPCA Spokesperson, 916-996-1970, Sara Amir, GPCA Spokesperson, 310-270-7106,
Tom Bolema (onsite at the convention), 661-674-8158

MILWAUKEE - California lawyer David Cobb was chosen as the Green Party's candidate for President Saturday at the Green National Convention here.

Cobb collected 408 votes on the second ballot, outdistancing the "no nominee" option, which had 308 votes. The "no nominee" option primarily represented Ralph Nader supporters - who had hoped for a Green endorsement if the party could not agree on a candidate. Kent Mesplay picked up another 43 delegate votes.

The final, second round vote of California delegates was: No Nominee 90, Cobb 35, Mesplay 7.

In the first round, Peter Camejo, the California Green recall and gubernatorial candidate, received 118.5 votes, and his running mate on the Independent ticket, Nader, received 117.5 votes, for a total of 236 delegates, but it wasn't enough to win

"This is how grassroots democracy works. No one knew how it would turn out today. (But) we have a good candidate and now everyone is celebrating and looking forward to November," said Sara Amir, the reporter for the California delegation.

Maine radio personality Pat LaMarche was chosen by Cobb as the party's nominee for vice president.


The Green Party of California
P.O. Box 2828, Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 448-3437