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Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a lawyer, consumer advocate, author and Presidential candidate from Winsted. After earning degrees from both Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Nader began work as a lawyer in Hartford. While working in Hartford, he also lectured at the University of Hartford. In 1964, Nader moved to Washington D.C. In 1980, Nader began creating a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project and the Disability Rights Center. In 2000, Nader ran in the presidential election as a third-party candidate. Many Democrats blamed Nader... Show more »
Ralph Nader is a lawyer, consumer advocate, author and Presidential candidate from Winsted. After earning degrees from both Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Nader began work as a lawyer in Hartford. While working in Hartford, he also lectured at the University of Hartford. In 1964, Nader moved to Washington D.C. In 1980, Nader began creating a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project and the Disability Rights Center. In 2000, Nader ran in the presidential election as a third-party candidate. Many Democrats blamed Nader for costing the election, which resulted in a George W. Bush victory by only 537 votes over Al Gore. On February 24, 2008, Nader announced 2008 presidential bid, naming former San Francisco Board of Supervisors president Matt Gonzalez as his running mate. « Show less

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  • Elian Gonzalez: Gore's albatross grown

     
    by Mark Silva Elian Gonzalez, the young Cuban who cost Al Gore the White House -- him, and Gore's defeat in his home state of Tennessee in the presidential election of 2000, and also Ralph Nader's candidacy in Florida and...
  • Bob Barr wants to be your president

     
    Former Rep. Bob Barr at a news conference to announce his presidential candidacy, May 12, 2008 in Washington, DC. Also pictured (L-R) are political advisor Russ Verney, Barr's wife Jeri, and Barr's son Derek. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)...

    Obama: Up 12

     
    Obama is up 12 in a new LAT/Bloomberg national poll. Most polls have been closer, in the 4-to-6 range, but a Newsweek poll last week had him up 15. Obama leads big among blacks, leads among women, is tied among...

    Bob Barr: GOP's Ralph Nader of '08?

     
    by Mark Silva Could Bob Barr, once a leading nemesis of President Bill Clinton, become the spoiler whom Democrats learn to love? Barr, pictured at left, a former Republican and former congressman from Georgia who will represent the Libertarian Party...

    Obama: 12-point advantage over McCain

     
    by Mark Silva Democratic Sen. Barack Obama claims a significant advantage over Republican Sen. John McCain at the start of their campaign for the White House, according to the results of a new poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times...