Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Florida: Third party pres run for anti-immigrationist?

MINUTEMAN FOUNDER WEIGHS PREZ RUN

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 - FreeMarketNews.com - The Republicans and Democrats aren't the only political parties with candidates lining up to seek their nominations for President. According to a World Net Daily story, Jim Gilchrist, who founded the anti-immigration Minuteman Project, is considering a run as the Constitution Party's nominee, and the party is reportedly "excited" about the prospect. .....
The story notes that the Constitution Party supported Gilchrist in a 2005 run as an independent for Congress after Rep. Chris Cox [R-Calif.] resigned to become chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee, with Gilchrist taking over 25 percent of the vote. It also cites the recent Rasmussen poll showing voters willing to back a third-party candidate in 2008, provided that person supported the building of a wall across the Mexican border. - ST
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