12 December 2012
Greg Pason - Candidate for U.S. Senate (New Jersey)
What motivated you to run for office?
Senator Robert Menendez was the incumbent and a traditional liberal who is a hawk on international issues. He is especially aggressive on intervention in Iran, is hostile toward Cuba and Venezuela and has given blind support to Israel. I felt this was an opportunity for the Party to focus on these issues while promoting democratic socialist ideas.
I was the Party’s candidate for US Senate in the past and have a long history in anti-war and social movement work, so I hoped to use this opportunity to promote the Party and our ideas.