Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ralph Nader Sues Democratic Party

As many politicians look ahead to the next election, at least one former candidate remains focused on the last. In a new lawsuit, 2004 independent candidate Ralph Nader accuses the Democratic Party of a variety of dirty tricks, including trying to keep him off the ballot in several states during the last presidential race. Nader also says party officials conspired to make sure he didn't take votes away from Democratic nominee John Kerry.
Ralph Nader
The lawsuit names the Democratic Party, the Kerry campaign and several Democratic get-out-the vote groups. In a statement, Nader charges the Democratic party with "going after anyone who presents a credible challenge to their monopoly." Among other things, the lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages. It's not clear how much money Nader is seeking. A DNC spokesman did not immediately return a telephone call for comment.