Nader Will Reveal Election Plans

He'll announce decision on 'Meet the Press' Sunday
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2008 4:42 PM CST
Nader Will Reveal Election Plans
Former independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader signs copies of his book, "The Good Fight," before a rally at the Green Party National Convention in Reading, Pa., Saturday, July 14, 2007. Nader complained that Democrats have conspired to shut independent parties out of the political process. (AP...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Ralph Nader will announce this weekend whether he intends to run for president again. He's been talking to “lots of people on all sorts of levels” about a potential bid, said Nader's spokesman from the 2004 race. The announcement comes Sunday on "Meet the Press." “Obviously, I don’t think Tim Russert would have him on for no reason," said the former aide.

Nader's 2004 running mate wouldn't divulge, but he added, “You’ve got to keep running to raise the issues that are never discussed.” Indeed, Nader set up an exploratory campaign and a website in January; he sent out a request for donations today. The consumer advocate turned third-party regular won 2.7% of the popular vote in 2000 and 0.3% in 2004. Some Democrats accuse him of costing Al Gore the election. (Read more Ralph Nader stories.)

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