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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Nader to visit O'ahu, Maui

Advertiser Staff

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will visit O'ahu and Maui this weekend to generate support, campaign officials said yesterday.

Nader plans to campaign in all 50 states, said campaign spokesman Kevin Zeese.

Nader, who has run as a Green Party candidate in the past two presidential elections, visited Hawai'i during his 2000 campaign.

This year Nader said he wants to draw young voters, disgruntled Republicans and others to his campaign as a way to help Democrats defeat President Bush. His running mate is longtime Green Party activist Peter Camejo.

An Associated Press poll last week showed Bush leading the race with 49 percent, followed by Democratic candidate John Kerry at 45 percent and Nader at 3 percent.

Officials said Nader, 70, will speak at the University of Hawai'i at 3:15 p.m Saturday and hold a book signing there at 4:15 p.m. The exact UH location has not been confirmed. Nader's latest book is "The Good Fight," although his campaign will be selling his 2002 book, "Crashing the Party."

Nader's activities on Maui on Sunday include a noon book signing at The Office Edge in the Maui Research and Technology Park and a rally at Hapa's Brew Haus at 2:30 p.m.