This was originally published by NJTV.
We're at NJIT in Newark. The Green Party is holding it's annual national meeting looking ahead to the off-year elections in November. New Jersey is only one of two states with a governor's race, the other one is Virginia, so the Green's are doing some low-level politicking here. Now, Jersey is a tough state for a third party candidate because the media ads are expensive and because of the party line balloting. Jersey, however, is a little different this year. There's a lot of anger and angst over the budget deadlock and the government shutdown. The question is are the Green's going to be able to translate that possibly into a little bit of a voter shift into their column come November? We put that question earlier today to the Green's gubernatorial candidate, Seth Kaper-Dale, and to their 2016 presidential candidate, Jill Stein.