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Nader Accomplishes 21-Stop Tour

Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

Press Release
Contact: Toby Heaps, 202-471-5833, toby@votenader.org

Nader Successful at Guinness World Record Attempt, Rolls through 21 MA Towns in One Day

Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader set out Saturday morning to set a Guinness World Record for most speeches in 24 hours. He had to meet the Guinness threshold of a minimum of 15 spontaneous speeches on different topics at least 10 minutes in length and with at least 10 people in attendance at different venues.

Just before 1 a.m. EST, Mr. Nader completed his 21st speech in Sheffield after having started the day with a 7:15 a.m. departure from his hometown of Winsted, Connecticut. Along the way, Mr. Nader, never one to take on a challenge lightly, delivered each speech not only in a different venue as required by Guinness, but in a different municipal jurisdiction which made for a total of more than 365 miles traveled.

Mr. Nader stuck to a tight schedule, keeping mostly to his alloted speaking time through the multi-pronged marathon, which included taking questions, signing up new supporters, and fundraising. In total, Mr. Nader raised thousands of dollars in small contributions, distributed thousands of pieces of campaign merchandise, and spoke directly to well over 1,000 people, or an average of over 50 people at every stop. In the coming days, the Nader/Gonzalez campaign will submit all the paperwork, photography and video footage to Guinness World Records to be evaluated and decided upon.

For more information and to see a full itinerary, please visit http://www.votenader.org/events/marathon/