Socialist Moore aims for matching funds

WMNF Radio in Tampa, a community radio station, interviewed Socialist presidential candidate Brian Moore, mainly about ballot access. Moore said, “One of the easiest is our own state of Florida. All we need is 25 electors, from each of the 25 congressional districts, and two at-large, to represent the two senate seats. … California for one requires about 158,000 signatures if you wanted to run as an independent candidate and 89,000 signatures as a party. Maryland 32,000 signatures, Michigan 38,000 signatures. They just try to beat you down, one way or the other. … I’m competing with Ralph Nader in the state of Michigan, trying to piggy-back on the Natural Law Party. In the state of Delaware, there’s an Independence Party, and they’re tending to favor him, but they’ve invited me to the convention so I’ll have to compete with Ralph Nader. South Carolina I might end up having to compete with Cynthia McKinney if she wins the Green nomination for another minor party. And in California I’m competing against the other three minor candidates, Nader, McKinney, and LaRiva for the Peace and Freedom nomination.”

Regarding fundraising, Moore said, “We usually raise about $2,000 a month. I’m going to make a concerted effort in the next five months to try to get that up. We want to see if we can qualify for matching funds, which is $5,000 in 20 states.”

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