Ecology party backs candidates

The new and relatively unknown Ecology Democracy Party has endorsed a U.S. Senate candidate and two for Minnesota House.

The party, founded by former Green Party governor candidate Pen Pentel, picked Andy Schuler to run for Senate. He is a political cartoonist.

“The Democratic and Republican parties will usually win an election with support from as little as 20 to 25 percent of the voting public using the ‘winner-takes-all’ two-party system,” Schuler said. “This minority rule does not reflect the interest of the average American citizen.”

Schuler calls for a proportional representation system in which not only top top vote-getters can be elected.

Roderic Olson of Highland Park and Tony Hilton of Minneapolis are the state House candidates.

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