Archive for the 'Independent Candidate' Category

Naderites in Austin push for open debates

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Supporters of Ralph Nader in Austin, Texas, have organized to push for open presidential debates that would be open to third party candidates.

In a press release, Austin for Nader says:

In response to Ron Paul’s recent call for his followers to buck the major parties and vote for a third party candidate, Austin For Nader has [...]

How are the third parties doing?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

According to Ballot Access News:

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is on the ballot, so far, in 46 states.

The Libertarian Party’s Bob Barr: 44 states.

The Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin: 37 states.

And the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney: 32.

Nader on bank woes: ‘I predicted this’

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

In a meeting with Politico reporters and editors, Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader spoke about the Wall Street crisis in the headlines:

“I predicted this. All this I’ve written about five, 10 years ago.”

Nader blames the crisis on “pure greed, coupled with concentrated power on Wall Street and elsewhere.” And according to Nader, [...]

Florida voters will have LOTS of choices in November

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Tampabay.com in St. Petersburg reports that the Florida ballot is going to look like a phone book:

Ralph Nader is on the Florida presidential ballot, along with other semi-big names like the Libertarian Party’s Bob Barr, the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney, and the American Independent Party’s Alan Keyes. Because it’s easier to be a minor [...]

North Carolina: Third parties offer alternatives

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The Burlington (N.C.) Times News reports to its readers that they will have alternatives to the Republicans and Democrats in November:

In addition to Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, Libertarian Bob Barr’s name will be on the North Carolina presidential ballot.

Three other candidates who won’t be on the ballot qualified as write-in presidential candidates: [...]

Nader to speak at Louisiana State University

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

September 14, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Welch, 202-471-5833, [email protected] (National HQ);
Joe Alfone, 504-319-9312 (local)

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RALPH NADER TO SPEAK IN BATON ROUGE

On Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m., Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will host a news conference in Room 105 of the LSU School [...]

Ralph Nader news conference at Oklahoma State University

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

September 14, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Welch (National Office) 202-471-5833, [email protected], Peter Lewis (Local) 630-947-5708

RALPH NADER CAMPAIGNS IN TULSA WITH NEWS CONFERENCE, RALLY

On Thursday, September 18 at 12:45 p.m., Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will hold a news conference in room 156 of North Hall [...]

Ralph Nader news conference at University of Arkansas

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

September 14, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Welch, 202-471-5833, [email protected] (National Headquarters); Adem ysogorski: (631) 294-2222 (local)

RALPH NADER TO CAMPAIGN IN ARKANSAS WITH RALLY AND NEWS CONFERENCE SEPT. 18

On Thursday September 18, at 6 p.m., Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will host a news conference in [...]

‘Going in the wrong direction’

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Libertarians and Ron Paul supporters aren’t the only ones debating the merits of the coalition put together by Dr. Paul at the National Press Club. Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney are also receiving criticism from their left for participating.

Writing in the Socialist Worker, Alan Maass argues that Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney are undercutting [...]

The big pow-wow: Ron Paul’s gathering of the tribes

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Third-party circles have been abuzz for days about the “major press conference” Ron Paul scheduled for the National Press Club this morning. “Dr. Paul will announce his intentions for the fall presidential election and will be accompanied by several special guests.”

First I learned that Chuck Baldwin would be one of those special guests. [...]

‘We Agree’

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

The following is a statement presented Wednesday, September 10, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. It was presented to the media by Rep. Ron Paul, former Republican presidential candidate, joined by Cynthia McKinney, Green Party presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin, Constitution Party presidential candidate, and Ralph Nader, Independent presidential candidate. At a [...]

Advance copy of Ron Paul’s Wedesday press conference: He says ‘vote third party’

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

The Houston Chronicle obtained an advance copy of Ron Paul’s prepared remarks for the press conference he is holding Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Joining him will be third party presidential candidates Bob Barr (Libertarian Party), Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party), Ralph Nader (Independent), and Cynthia McKinney (Green Party).

According to the [...]

T. Boone Pickens to Independent Greens: ‘Thanks but no thanks’

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens has rejected the presidential nomination offered by the Independent Greens of Virginia, according to this media release from them:

T. Boone Pickens “flattered” by Independent Greens offer to join Presidential Ticket

r Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Oddo 703-338-0200
www.gailparker.us
www.VoteJoinRun.us

T. Boone Pickens responds positively to Independent Greens of Virginia offer to [...]

Nader to tour Ohio today

Monday, September 8th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Ralph Nader presidential campaign:

September 7, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marc Abizeid, 831-818-7736, [email protected] (national); Justin Jeffre, 917-881-9882, [email protected] (local).

RALPH NADER AND MATT GONZALEZ TO VISIT COLUMBUS, WILMINGTON AND CINCINNATI MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Columbus Information:

On Monday, September 8 at 12:30 p.m., Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader and running mate Matt [...]

Ron Paul is not running for President

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Speculation is rife about what’s going to happen Wednesday when Ron Paul has his press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. On their websites, both the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin, and the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate, Bob Barr, say they will be joining Ron Paul at the press club.

What [...]

Ventura says he may run in 2012

Friday, September 5th, 2008

This from Alexander Nobles at Political Lore:

Jesse Ventura stated at Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, that he would run for president in 2012 if he determined that the grassroots made significant political advances in the interim. It is doubtful he would run for the Libertarian party nod, given that his [...]

Poll shows Krikorian in position to win Ohio congressional seat

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Krikorian congressional campaign:

KRIKORIAN IN POSITION TO WIN OH2 CONGRESSIONAL SEAT

PRESS RELEASE - September 4, 2008.

Republican and Democratic faithful reject Schmidt & Wulsin

American Political Polling (APP) just conducted a survey, commissioned by the Krikorian for Congress campaign, of 400 registered voters in Ohio’s second congressional district (OH2). The [...]

Nader shifts from Democrats’ shindig to GOP’s

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader has packed his bags and left Denver, heading for St. Paul and the Republican convention. There he will seek “to steal as much attention from the Republican National Convention as possible with a Thursday rally, just as he did from the Democrats, says Jesse A. Hamilton of the Hartford [...]

Nader and Barr could be a factor in November

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

McClatchy Newspapers reporter Maria Recio says that “if the presidential race ends up being as close as polls are finding, third-party candidates now polling in single digits could emerge as potential kingmakers in battleground states.”

Ralph Nader, she says, could be a factor in Nevada, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. And Bob Barr could be a [...]

Nader submits Louisiana petitions

Friday, August 29th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 28, 2008
www.votenader.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, [email protected];
(LA) Ramy Mousa, 225-892-2170, [email protected]

NADER/GONZALEZ WILL ADD LOUISIANA TO LIST OF BALLOT QUALIFIED STATES

Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will submit ballot qualifying materials to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office on Friday Aug. 29, [...]

Nader submits New Hampshire petitions

Friday, August 29th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 28, 2008
www.votenader.org
OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, [email protected];
(NH) Gary Hoffman, 978-973-2094, [email protected]

NADER/GONZALEZ CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFULLY TACKLES NEW HAMPSHIRE’S FORMIDABLE BALLOT ACCESS LAWS

The Nader/Gonzalez 2008 presidential campaign on Friday, Aug. 29, will submit more than 4,000 validated signatures—2,000 from each Congressional district—to the [...]

Nader polling 6-8% in 4 key battleground states

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 27, 2008
www.votenader.org
News Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marc Abizeid, 831-818-7736, [email protected]; Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, [email protected]

NADER POLLING AT 6-8% IN 4 KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES

A new Time/CNN poll shows Ralph Nader polling 8 percent in New Mexico, 7 percent in Colorado, 7 percent in Pennsylvania, and 6 percent [...]

Nader, Barr, and/or McKinney could play spoiler role in Nevada

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

PolitickerNV.com notes that the new Time/CNN poll shows Obama 49, McCain 44 in Nevada when registered voters are given only those two names. But when third party candidates’ names are added to the choices, this is how it turns out:

Obama 41
McCain 41
Nader 6
Barr 5
McKinney 3

PolitickerNV.com says “Ralph Nader could draw enough votes from U.S. [...]

How to vote for Baldwin in California

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

ChuckBaldwinForum.com tells how supporters can vote for Baldwin in California, now that Alan Keyes will be listed as the candidate of the American Independent Party—by write-in:

Both Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle will be official write in candidates in California. This process is officially certified with the California Secretary of State, and includes a full slate [...]

Ralph Nader: The politics of avoidance

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The following is an article by Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader:

The “politics of avoidance” is receiving a great deal of media attention during this period of national political conventions. Unfortunately, the newspapers and television programs do not use the phrase: “the politics of avoidance.” Together with John McCain and Barack Obama, members of the press [...]