Nader Sues Dems, Claiming '04 Conspiracy

Suit says Dems and Kerry-Edwards blocked him from state ballots
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2007 6:45 PM CDT
WASHINGTON, DC - Presidential hopeful Ralph Nader addresses a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, February 23, 2004. Nader is once again battling the Democratic...   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – Ralph Nader jumped into the political fray today, suing the Dems for a "vast Democratic Party conspiracy" to block his 2004 election, McClatchy Newspapers reports. He accused the Democratic Party, Kerry-Edwards 2004, and other groups of keeping him from state ballots "as a means to drive into deep debt or bankrupt the Nader-Camejo campaign."

Nader has tangled with Dems before, when Democratic officials sued his 2004 campaign in 18 states and blocked him from key ballots. A DNC spokesman claimed no knowledge of today’s action, which seeks punitive and compensatory damages, as well as injunctive relief. Is today's move a prelude to Nader running in 2008? He says only that he’ll decide by year's end.