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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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  • Nader assails Brown for not backing Prop. 46 to raise lawsuit caps

    Nader assails Brown for not backing Prop. 46 to raise lawsuit caps
    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader blasted his onetime ally California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday for failing to back a November ballot proposition that would raise the cap on pain-and-suffering awards in medical malpractice suits.
  • GM gave us Ralph Nader -- and hence George W. Bush

    To the editor: I'm old enough to vividly remember relishing General Motors President James M. Roche's sanctimonious mea culpa in 1966 after the revelation of his company's harassment of the then-unknown Ralph Nader. But no one then could have imagined the...

    High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals

    High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals
    Once upon a time, he was one of this state’s most liberal firebrands: a devotee of Ralph Nader, a founder of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, a post-Watergate Democratic congressman proud of his efforts to help stop funding for the Vietnam War....

    An 87-Year-Old Man Wins a Court Battle Over Bed-Bugs

    An 87-Year-Old Man Wins a Court Battle Over Bed-Bugs
    The Great West Hartford Bed-Bug Legal Battle is finally over, and 87-year-old Henry Lapointe has emerged victorious (and bug free). A small-claims court judge last week sided with Lapointe in his long-running dispute with West Hartford Fellowship over...

    A century of Chevy

    A century of Chevy
    While financial losses nearly forced General Motors to disappear a few years ago, one of its building blocks, Chevrolet, celebrated its 100th birthday on Nov. 3. But expect to sip coffee rather than champagne. The one-time giant is still recovering...