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DEMOCRATS
Dal LaMagna of Poulsbo, WA: www.lamagnaforpresident.com

REPUBLICANS
Dr. Mark Klein of Oakland, CA: klein4change.in2006.us
Daniel Gilbert of Asheville, NC: wethepeopleforpresident.com
Cap Fendig of St. Simons Island, GA:
www.capfendig.com
Dr. Hugh Cort of Birmingham, AL: www.cortforpresident.com

INDEPENDENTS/OTHERS
Lanakila Washington of New York, NY (Write In-"Humanistic Party"): www.geocities.com/washingtonforpresident/2008
Richard Michael Smith of Arlington, TX: www.rmsmith2008.com
Average Joe Schriner of Cleveland, OH: www.voteforjoe.com
Arthur J. Regan of Newton, MA (Write In): www.allpatriots.com
Robert Milnes of NJ: www.robertmilnes4president2008.com
Frank McEnulty of Long Beach, CA (Indep.): wwwfrankforpresident.org

David Koch of Salt Lake City, UT and Ken Goldstein of Los Gatos, CA (Indep.): www.dave2008.com
Daniel Imperato of West Palm Beach, FL (Indep.): www.imperato2008.com
Bob W. Hargis of Ardmore, OK (Indep.): www.hargis.info
Orion Karl Daley ("Balanced Party"):
unity2008.org
Gene Chapman of Denton, TX: chapmanforpresident08.blogspot.com
Steve Adams of Lexington, KY (Indep.): www.presidentadams.com



www.presidentadams.com
July 3, 2006 grab
Steve Adams of Lexington, KY (Indep.): www.presidentadams.com
Works at Lexmark International Inc. where he designs software for printers.  He is also a part time local pastor of the United Methodist Church, serving at St. Luke UMC.  B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati.  Born in Middletown, Ohio on July 17, 1966.

Quotable: "I am no politician, but I care about making a difference in our country and in our world.  And so I want to take the unprecedented step of going from 'normal guy' to President in one leap." 
"No longer acceptable will be attitudes or phrases such as, 'We've never done it that way before', 'Democrats and Republicans don't get along', or 'I'll vote for this if you vote for that'.  We must try different ways: work together as Americans, examine every issue and make the right decision based solely on the facts of each issue."

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chapmanforpresident08.
blogspot.com
Oct. 25, 2006 grab
Gene Chapman of Denton, TX: chapmanforpresident08.blogspot.com
"Your only Non-Communist Third Party Slave Freedom Alliance candidate for President of The United States, seeking the Libertarian, Constitution, Southern, Goldwater-Reagan Conservative, Independent, Reform and Boston Tea Party nominations."
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www.cortforpresident.com
Aug. 29, 2006 grab
Dr. Hugh Cort of Birmingham, AL (Rep.): www.cortforpresident.com
Cort, a psychiatrist, announced his campaign at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on January 21, 2005.  He stated his main purpose in running "is to draw attention to the crucial need to immediately send 100,000 more troops to Iraq to secure and destroy the 10,000 ammo dumps Saddam set up..."  Cort also ran a half-page ad promoting his candidacy in the July 26, 2005 Washington Times.  He was a candidate for Alabama House District 48 in the June 2006 Republican primary but garnered just 6.12% of the vote.
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www.unity2008.org
Nov. 2005 grab
Orion Karl Daley ("Balanced Party"): unity2008.org
Issued a press release on Jan. 20, 2005 announcing formation of the Balanced Party and five principles: Transparent and Accountable Government, The Dignity of Human Rights, Balanced Trade, Economic Solvency, and Conduct workable Foreign Policy.
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www.capfendig.com
Nov. 2007 grab
Cap Fendig of St. Simons Island, GA (Rep): www.capfendig.com
Cap Fendig is a Glynn County Commissioner and has worked in yacht brokerage, marina management,and charter services for 25 years.

Quotable: "Now, you the voter, have a true citizenís candidate.  I am here to represent the 'little guy' of America."  
 


wethepeopleforpresident.com
April 23, 2007 grab
Daniel Gilbert of Asheville, NC (Rep): wethepeopleforpresident.com
Purchased an existing company in Greenville, SC in 2002 and still owns it.  Started a business with emergency communication equipment in 1987, sold in 1998.  Worked for City of Winston-Salem in Inspections, Property Management, Energy Management and Telecommunications, from 1972-87.  Army ROTC.  BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, 1969.  Grew up on a farm in rural North Carolina  Born  in Winston-Salem, NC in 1946.

Quotable: "Just as I am running for President, I encourage you, to run for political office.  Only with the election of a truly conservative President and a strong conservative majority in Congress can we return conservative principles and heartland values to government."

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www.hargis.info
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Bob W. Hargis of Ardmore, OK (Indep.): www.hargis.info
Paramedic, teacher, and EMS administrator; currently the executive director of  Southern Oklahoma's largest ambulance service. 

Quotable: "First and foremost, I believe that a group of 5 skilled carpenters can be of 5 different faiths, have 5 different beliefs or philosophies and still build a strong house together.  Unity to complete a goal can be assembled even in our diversity...  Cooperation must extend beyond the 'hot' topics and we must be able to work together, even through our diversity. Simply put, we will not all agree, but we can work together to make this an UNDIVIDED country.  I am not saying that social issues are not important, but Government should not be stifled due to disagreement over these issues, and the work must go on."
 

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www.imperato2008.com
Aug. 29, 2006 grab
Daniel Imperato of West Palm Beach, FL (Indep.): www.imperato2008.com
In March 2006 Imperato and another independent hopeful, Webster B. Brooks III of West Hartford, CT, announced they were joining forces with Brooks as the Vice Presidential candidate; previously they had been running separate campaigns.  However, by the end of the summer that arrangement had ended.
Imperato, who describes himself as "a global business person with over 30 years of experience" announced on June 22, 2005 that he would "form a presidential exploratory committee to gauge support for a possible bid for the White House in 2008."  According to the June press release, "Imperato plans to run on a global platform promoting sound international policy, while strengthening business practices here at home for both the working and business class."  Born in Boston, MA in 1958.
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klein4change.in2006.us
Sept. 11, 2006 grab
Dr. Mark Klein of Oakland, CA (Rep.): klein4change.in2006.us
Physician and psychiatrist, 65 years old.  Has established an exploratory committee; this would be his first time seeking office.  Held faculty positions at Cornell Medical College and the University of California at Davis and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Long Island University; practiced medicine and psychiatry in New York and California.  Medical school at the State University of New Yorkís Brooklyn campus.

Quotable: "I am so concerned about the heartless destruction of stable, affordable American middle class family life, that I am 'testing the waters' for the 2008 GOP nomination.  I believe that the first policy considerations of any administration should be about the enhancement of family stability and the affordability of middle class life."

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www.dave08.com
Aug. 4, 2006 grab
David Koch of Salt Lake City, UT and Ken Goldstein of Los Gatos, CA (Indep.): www.dave2008.com
David A. Koch, 44, an art gallery owner and web entrepreneur from Salt Lake City, UT, announced his independent candidacy on July 4, 2006.  "This is a different kind of campaign," Koch said. "This is a campaign of ideas and alternatives, of and about ordinary Americans, and putting the entrenched parties that have become complacent in their service to the American people on notice that America is ready for something new: Truth and Honesty in politics."  Koch describes himself as "a moderate conservative."  His running mate, Ken Goldstein, also 44, is "far more liberal" and is a self-employed consultant and writer from Los Gatos, CA; the two have been friends for more than 30 years.
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www.lamagnaforpresident.com
July 22, 2007 grab
Dal LaMagna of Poulsbo, WA (Dem.): www.lamagnaforpresident.com
Progressive activist Dal LaMagna filed with the FEC on April 3, 2007 and launched his candidacy for the Democratic nomination with a July 18, 2007 statement.  Founded the Progressive Government Institute (PGI), a non-partisan, educational organization.  Ran for U.S. Congress in the 3rd CD in New York in 1996 and 2000.  Founded Tweezerman in 1980 and built it into a multi-national corporation; sold Tweezerman USA in 2004.  Masterís in public administration in 2002 from Harvardís Kennedy School of Government, 2002; MBA from Harvard Business School in 1971; undegraduate degree from Providence College in 1968. 

Quotable: "Iím running to give voice to the dramatic shift in consciousness many Americans are experiencing.  And to help facilitate the rapid advance of a new paradigm that will restore our American Republic.  And Iím running to stop the violence in Iraq as fast as possible.  Little else can be achieved while both our soldiers and Iraqis are getting killed and maimed every day..." 

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www.frankforpresident.org
April 23, 2007 grab
Frank McEnulty of Long Beach, CA (Indep.): wwwfrankforpresident.org
Business manager.

Quotable: "I realize that a write-in campaign for President of the United States is beyond a long-shot, but if we can make enough noise and get enough people to notice then maybe we can get the ďbig boysĒ to start to think about doing what is right for America and not just for their little corner of the world.  I still believe that most people think that this is the greatest country in which to live, but that we are starting to lose our way.  Letís get back on the path to being what America is all about, which is being the best place for everyone to live, work and play Ė not just a special place for special groups." 

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com  Jan. 7, 2007 grab
Robert Milnes of NJ: www.robertmilnes4president2008.com
Dropped out of Camden County College, Lasalle and University of Colorado at Boulder.  Born in Camden, NJ on July 26, 1952.
"Libertarian / Progressive Alliance / Course correction for America"
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www.allpatriots.com
Nov. 2005 grab
Arthur J. Regan of Newton, MA (Write In): www.allpatriots.com
Regan has worked in a variety of jobs ranging from site development and new road construction to insurance and has served two tours of duty in the Army.  Born in Newton, MA on April 2, 1964.

Quotable: "My decision to run for the Presidential Office comes from my realization that nearly every problem facing this country today could be solved by returning to the U.S. Constitution and the principles which guided our Founding Fathers."

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www.voteforjoe.com
Nov. 2005 grab
Average Joe Schriner of Cleveland, OH: www.voteforjoe.com
Declared his intention to run for president on Nov. 3, 2004, at 7:50PM EST.  Ran for president in 2000 and 2004, putting in some 40,000 miles. In his 2008 declaration he states, "In each venue, we earnestly speak about programs we've researched to: heal families; save the environment; stop crime and war; get health care for everyone; provide safety nets for women in crisis pregnancy; help the poor..."
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www.rmsmith2008.com
Oct. 25, 2006 grab
Richard Michael Smith of Arlington, TX: www.rmsmith2008.com
Various positions at RadioShack from 1980-96 and 2000-present.  Worked at a credit union from 1970-79.  Attended University of Houston; graduated from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL with a B.S. in Theology, 1983.  Born October, 1945 in Houston, TX.

Quotable: "Our elected representatives have abandoned the interests of the people. It's time to negate the special interest groups and make public policy benefiting the people instead of a privileged few."
"Approaches Richard Michael Smith will take: Do the right thing for the country.  Simplify - eliminate the clutter - eliminate the waste.  Change management: something stops, something starts.  Produce Better Government - give the People what they're paying for.  Use a common-sense business approach, combined with unyielding integrity, to solve the problems." 
 

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www.geocities.com/washingtonfor
president/2008
Jan. 07, 2007 grab
Lanakila Washington of New York, NY (Write In-"Humanistic Party"): www.geocities.com/washingtonforpresident/2008
Announced candidacy on May 13, 2006.  Founder and chairman of the Humanistic Party.  CEO and partner of Malachi Corporation.  Ordained as an interfaith minister in 2003.  Background actor in a number of television and film roles since 2000.  Entertainer, singer, dancer and model.  Raised the the South Bronx, Forest House Projects.  Born May 28, 1962 in New York, NY.

Quotable: "The sole purpose of running for president is to raise the level of humanity in America and the world.  To raise the awareness of respect for racial and religious equality.  I intend to change the humanistic direction of leadership, creating waves of peace with the international community and began the process of human revolution.  A bloodless humanistic development of the spirit and of the soul, so that we may embrace one another with true compassion and respect."

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www.bowlesforpresident.com
Jan. 7, 2007 grab
John Taylor Bowles of South Carolina (NSM): www.bowlesforpresident.com
National Election Director for the National Socialist Movement; active as a National Socialist since age 17. "former federal officer of the United State's Department of Agriculture."  AA from Delaware Technical & Community College.  Born in Maryland in 1957.

Quotable: "John has spent his life making this a better world for White people.  He has a heavy compassion for his own Race and a remarkable belief in White unity.  He also holds an undeniable hope for the United States of America and its White citizens."


Former:
Webster B. Brooks III of West Hartford, CT (Indep.): brooksforpresident2008.com
Brooks launched his effort in September 2005.  He advocated what he called the "Electoral College Deadlock" strategy which "calls for independent and third party forces to capture 35 Electoral College votes in the 2008 presidential elections."  In March 2006 another independent, Daniel Imperato, and Brooks announced they were joining forces with Brooks as the Vice Presidential candidate; previously they had been running separate campaigns.  However, by the end of the summer that arrangement had ended.  Brooks was active in the Draft Powell effort in 1995.  He ran as an independent candidate for Mayor of Washington, DC  in 1990.  Grew up in Detroit, MI.  Born in Ft. Carson, CO in 1956.
Nov. 2005 grab
Rick Williams of Fayetteville, TN:  www.revolution2008.org (now inactive)
Degreed mechanical engineer with extensive computer programming experience...has worked in the American defense and nuclear power industries for over 20 years.  Graduated from Auburn University in 1983.  Born in Gadsden, AL on March 31, 1960.
Williams writes (July 2005), "I will be seeking the nominations of the Libertarian Party, The Green Party, and both wings of the Reform Party as part of my effort to establish Direct Democracy in America."
Ed. Note: According to a July 7, 2006 posting in the Atlas Forum, Wyatt Chesney is a hoax and does not exist.

Wyatt Chesney of AZ (Ref.): chesney2008.tz4.com (now inactive)
Accountant in Phoenix, AZ.  Attended Arizona State University, majoring in accounting.  Born April 17, 1969.
"Wyatt Chesney is not your average political candidate. He doesn't dance to the tune of left and right partisan politics. He has developed an agenda with the people on his mind, and the issues in his heart."

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Initial site of Dr. Hugh Cort (Rep.)
www.cortforpresident.com
Nov. 2005 grab
Imperato-Brooks (Indep.)
www.imperatobrooks.com
April 7, 2006 grab
Daniel Imperato (Indep.)
www.thepeoplespresident2008.com
www.daniel2008.com
Nov. 2005 grab
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