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Nader Office Opens in Portland, ME

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

News Advisory
Contact:   (Local) Ben Meiklejohn, 207-699-6360, benm@votenader.org
                (National HQ) Marc Abizeid, 831-818-7736, marcabizeid@votenader.org

Nader Kicks Off Get-Out-The-Vote Effort in Portland, ME
Launches Maine Office and 21 Others Nation-Wide

WHO:         Ralph Nader for President

WHAT:      Opening of local campaign

WHEN:      Tuesday, October 7, 2008

WHERE:   15 Monument Square, 2nd floor, Portland, just south of Congress Street

With four weeks to go until the ballots are counted, Presidential candidate Ralph Nader will open a campaign office in Portland, Maine this Tuesday, October 7. As part of its get-out-the-vote effort, the Nader/Gonzales Campaign is adding 22 offices and nearly 50 field-staff staff to its base of thousands of volunteers this week, aiming at securing votes in 49 states. A map of all office locations is available at www.votenader.org.

Recent polls indicate that a growing number of independent voters are moving away from the two parties in the wake of last week’s Wall Street bailout. The Wall Street Journal and CNN put Nader’s support at 5 and 6 per cent in this third presidential campaign, despite having been excluded from the presidential debates so far. Offices are opening in swing states such as Florida, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, as well as states like Maine, where Obama is polling at 49 per cent and McCain at 44.

About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
The Nader/Gonzalez independent presidential candidacy will be on the ballot in 45 states, is polling at 5-6 percent nationally, and a recent Time/CNN poll shows Ralph Nader polling 8 percent in New Mexico, 7 percent in Colorado, 7 percent in Pennsylvania, and 6 percent in Nevada — all key battleground states.

About Matt Gonzalez
Matt Gonzalez was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2000 representing San Francisco’s fifth council district. From 2003 to 2005, he served as Board of Supervisors President. A former public defender, Gonzalez is managing partner of Gonzalez & Leigh, graduated from Columbia University and received a JD from Stanford Law School.

For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit: votenader.org.