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David French: 'I'm Not Going to Run' for President

'I'm not the right person,' French says—but he thinks 'path remains open for others'

(Newser) - Election 2016 still has a good five months or so to tick off the calendar, but David French isn't going to be part of it. The Iraq War veteran and National Review writer hand-picked by Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol to be the third-party savior against Hillary Clinton and... More »

Bloomberg, Scarborough 'Eying 2012 Run'

Mayor, MSNBC host may form 'odd couple' independent ticket

(Newser) - New York City's mayor and the host of MSNBC's Morning Joe are exploring the possibility of an "odd couple" run for the White House on an independent ticket, according to the Huffington Post , which cites "well-placed sources." Joe Scarborough, a longtime friend of Michael Bloomberg's, denies that... More »

Barr Could Be the Ralph Nader of 2008: GOP

Republicans fear Libertarian will pull votes from McCain

(Newser) - A former ally has Republicans sweating the possibility that he could siphon votes away from John McCain, the AP says. Bob Barr, an outspoken ex-GOP congressman and Libertarian Party presidential nominee, is now trying to get on the ballot in 20 states in time for November. “Bob could be... More »

Nader Chooses Former SF Pol as Running Mate

Green Party stalwart Matt Gonzalez rounds out independent ticket

(Newser) - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader today selected Matt Gonzalez as his running mate, the San Francisco Business Times reports. Gonzalez, 42, was elected San Francisco supervisor on the Green Party ticket in 2000, with the famously hippy Haight-Ashbury neighborhood part of his district. A last-minute campaign for mayor in 2003... More »

Bloomberg: I Am Not a Candidate

NY mayor denies presidential ambition

(Newser) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today shot down lingering speculation that he’ll attempt an independent bid for the presidency. “I am not a candidate,” he said on NBC's "Today Show." “I’m not going to be a candidate. I’m going to be mayor.... More »

Moderates May Field Indie Candidate

Bloomberg to attend bipartisan meeting

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg may run in 2008 after all, if a bipartisan group of politicos fail to see progress from the major parties, the Washington Post reports. Bloomberg and a gaggle of figures, including former senators and governors, will meet next week in Oklahoma. They plan to demand that major presidential... More »

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