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Local Nader Staff Holding Press Conference to Launch Office in VA

Monday, October 13, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

News Advisory
Contact:  (Local) Joe Flynn, joseph@votenader.org
                (National HQ) Marc Abizeid, 831-818-7736, marcabizeid@votenader.org


Launches Virginia Office and 21 Others Nation-Wide

WHO:    Ralph Nader for President

WHAT:    Press Conference

WHEN:    Tuesday, October 14 at 11 a.m.

WHERE:    406 West Broad Street, Richmond, just off N Belvidere Street

With three weeks to go until the ballots are counted, Presidential candidate Ralph Nader will open a campaign office in Richmond, Virginia Tuesday, October 14 where the local campaign staffers will be inviting press for an 11 a.m. conference. As part of its get-out-the-vote effort, the Nader/Gonzalez 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 percent in this third presidential campaign, despite having been excluded from the presidential debates so far. Offices are opening in swing states such as Colorado and Pennsylvania as well Florida, where Obama is polling at 52 percent and McCain at 45, and where an October 1 poll by CNN found Nader pulling votes from the Republicans.

About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
The Nader/Gonzalez independent presidential candidacy is on the ballot in 45 states, polling at 5-6 percent nationally. A recent Time/CNN poll has Nader polling 8 percent in New Mexico, 7 percent in Colorado, 7 percent in Pennsylvania, and 6 percent in Nevada - all 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.