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Nader-Gonzalez Campaign Set to Secure Ballot Line in South Carolina

Monday, July 14, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

Contact: Chris Driscoll (Washington, D.C.), 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org; David Petyon (Columbia, S.C.), 414-915-8883, djpeyton@votenader.org             

Nader/Gonzalez Campaign Set to Secure Ballot Line In South Carolina

South Carolina supporters of independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will file nominating petitions with the Secretary of State to place Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on South Carolina's November 2008 election ballot. South Carolina will be the eleventh state to formally submit paperwork for Ralph Nader's candidacy since the celebrated consumer advocate announced his intent to run during a February 24 appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press". To qualify to appear on South Carolina's ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 10,000 registered voters. The Nader/Gonzalez campaign will be submitting over 18,000 signatures, nearly twice the number required.

WHO: supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 campaign

WHAT: turn-in of nominating petitions

WHEN: Monday July 14, 2008
             1:00 PM

WHERE: State House – North Steps
                Gervais Street
         Columbia, S.C. 29201   

About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
According to a July 1 CNN poll, Ralph Nader is polling six-percent nationally, higher than his highest major poll numbers during the same time period in 2000 and approaching the ten-percent threshold required for eligibility to participate in "America's Presidential Debate in New Orleans", a non-Commission on Presidential Debates sponsored event scheduled for September 18. In the key swing state of Michigan--whose voters were partially disenfranchised by the Democratic National Committee--an EPIC-MRA poll found Nader at eight-percent. For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit votenader.org.

About Ralph Nader
Celebrated attorney, author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader has been named by Time Magazine one of the "100 Most Influential Americans in the 20th Century". For more than four decades he has exposed problems and organized millions of citizens into more than 100 public interest groups advocating solutions. His organizations have helped establish the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and enact the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and countless other pieces of important consumer legislation. Because of Ralph Nader we drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breath better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments. Nader graduated from Princeton University and received a LLB from the Harvard School of Law.