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Get to Know a Candidate (17 of 25): James Harris–Socialist Workers Party

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 1:40 PM

DISCLAIMER: This is not a post about “Romney” or “Obama”. This is not a post for whom I am voting.  Information sourced for Wikipedia.

Harris (born 1948) is an African American communist politician and member of the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party. He was the party's candidate for President of the United States in 1996 receiving 8,463 votes and again in 2000 when his ticket received 7,378 votes. Harris also served as an alternate candidate for Róger Calero in 2004 and 2008 in states where Calero could not qualify for the ballot (due to being born in Nicaragua). In 2004 he received 7,102 votes of the parties 10,791 votes. In 2008 he received 2,424 votes. More recently Harris was the SWP candidate in the 2009 Los Angeles mayoral election receiving 2,057 votes for 0.89% of the vote. Harris served for a time as the national organization secretary of the SWP. He was a staff writer for the socialist newsweekly The Militant in New York. He wrote about the internal resistance to South African apartheid and in 1994 traveled to South Africa to attend the Congress of South African Trade Unions convention.

The Socialist Workers Party is a far-left political organization in the United States. The group places a priority on "solidarity work" to aid strikes and is strongly supportive of Cuba. The SWP publishes The Militant, a weekly newspaper that dates back to 1928, and maintains Pathfinder Press.

Harris has Ballot Access in: CO, IO, LA, MN, NJ, WA (write-in access: NY)

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# re: Get to Know a Candidate (17 of 25): James Harris–Socialist Workers Party

By watchiing an blog i thinked it was ok. 9/27/2012 1:13 AM | priya

# re: Get to Know a Candidate (17 of 25): James Harris–Socialist Workers Party

Thanks for the update on the candidates 10/18/2012 9:39 AM | sarahbonn

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