The Ohio Green Party is suing Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. The group wants to get the name and party affiliation of its presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney, on the November ballot. The Green Party's Tim Kettler says a recent court victory by the Libertarian Party gives credence to his party's position in this case.
The question of support is a major issue. The party's petition to be put on the ballot was rejected earlier this month because the group didn't have the five thousand signatures it needed to meet the Secretary of State's directive regarding minor parties. The lawsuit has been filed in a federal district court in Columbus.