In search of Ray Tricomo

Since winning the primary on Sept. 8, Green Party U.S. Senate candidate Ray Tricomo has been as publicly visible as D.B. Cooper and Amelia Earhart.

Tricomo, by all appearances, is nothing more than a spoiler who sought to undermine his own party’s legitimately nominated candidate, Ed McGaa. It has been clear throughout the year that a growing faction of Green Party leaders have been dissatisfied with McGaa’s personal platform – perhaps in their rush to nominate a minority candidate, they failed to recognize that McGaa might have his own opinions. The additional heat the Green Party has faced for daring to challenge Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone’s sense of entitlement has also taken its toll. What better way to solve the McGaa problem than to nominate a new candidate who will not campaign?