I can tell you right now that the Ohio Green Party candidate for Governor, Constance Gadell-Newton, will be hammering away at being the ONLY NRA A-rated non-member running for Governor, and will PROUDLY wear an F-rating for her (and our) support for the assault weapons ban. We also oppose the death penalty, support full reproductive rights, an end to private prisons, decriminalizing drugs and legalizing pot; treating the opioid epidemic as a public health problem and not a criminal justice problem; the fight for a $15/hr. minimum wage for all - immediately; free post-secondary education at state colleges and universities, and the rest of the very progressive agenda that corporate Dems oppose.
A note about the Ohio primary: The Green Party candidates for State Treasurer and U. S. Senator had to run as write-ins, even though they turned in three times the number of petition signatures required, being told that they failed to get enough valid ones! Then in Tuesday’s election they supposedly failed to get 500 write-in votes each to be on the Fall ballot, with many, many write-in votes disqualified for supposedly being misspelled or illegible. While we do have the right to review and challenge the rejected ballots, at least one county BoE tried to trick a local party official by telling him that he could come down and review the rejected ballots on May 30 - one day after the deadline for finalizing the vote count! Wonder why people don’t believe or trust elected officials?