The Green Party, its lawsuit for automatic ballot access denied in federal court despite strong performances for a number of offices in 2010, has announced the beginning of another petition drive to win a ballot slot for the party. The party plans a news event at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Little Rock's River Market. The 2010 legislature moved up the time by which "new" parties must qualify for the ballot, so the drive will run through December to meet the March deadline.
Some Green Party candidates are already prepared to announce, including Rebekah Kennedy, a Greenbrier lawyer who says she'll be running for Congress from the 3rd District. She's run for state and federal office previously as a Green candidate.