APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz., Jan. 31 -
Pinal County Greens co-chair Richard Grayson today released this statement concerning his candidacy in the Arizona Green Party presidential preference primary on February 28:
I am now supporting Roseanne Barr for the Green Party nomination for President. I ask that any votes I get in the February 28 Green Party presidential preference primary be considered votes for Roseanne Barr and be apportioned to her when Arizona delegates to the Green Party convention in Baltimore this summer are apportioned.
I am now a “stand-in” candidate for Roseanne Barr. The use of “stand-in” candidates in American presidential primaries is an old tradition. For example, in 1964, to run in Democratic primaries against Gov. George Wallace of Alabama, President Lyndon Johnson used Wisconsin Gov. John W. Reynolds as his stand-in in the Wisconsin primary, Indiana Gov. Matthew Welsh in the Indiana primary, and Senator Daniel Brewster in the Maryland primary. (See Wikipedia.)
I am now being used by Roseanne Barr as her stand-in in the Arizona presidential preference primary on February 28. Votes for one funny Jew will be transferred to another, so I am more committed than ever to winning this election.