Pot party hopefuls

Mark Elworth Jr., left, and Krystal Gabel of Omaha shout to passers-by at 25th Street and Second Avenue Sunday. 

Mark Elworth Jr. and Krystal Gabel of Omaha shouted to passers-by at 25th Street and Second Avenue in Kearney Sunday.

Elworth said they have been traveling to cities in all three Nebraska congressional districts to obtain 5,500 signatures on a petition to form the Marijuana Party of Nebraska.

“I got into politics in 2000,” he said. “I did a lot of work for the Green Party back then, and it pushed me in this direction.”