Greens Cause Democrats Big Fat Headaches

Third parties come and go, but the Green Party shows no signs of fading away. Environmentalists are fielding 120 candidates in 20 states and stand to be spoilers in two New Mexico congressional races. In Albuquerque the Greens' BOB ANDERSON pulled enough votes from Democrat PHIL MALOOF in a June special election to let Republican HEATHER WILSON win the seat. Now there's a rematch, and Anderson may ruin the Democrats' chances again--so much so that Maloof has adopted much of the Greens' platform, and House minority leader RICHARD GEPHARDT asked Anderson to drop out, a plea that was rejected. Meanwhile, in...

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