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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-10-09 03:47 PM
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199. Among the third-party candidates running in 2008, McKinney finished
Edited on Fri Jul-10-09 03:56 PM by saltpoint
dead last:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential...

According to required campaign filings as reported by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), a total of 148 candidates for all parties raised a collective total of $1,644,712,232 and spent $1,601,104,696 for the primary and general campaigns combined through November 24, 2008.

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Ballot access:

Presidential ticket /Party /Ballot access /Votes

Obama / Biden /Democratic /50+DC /69,456,897

McCain / Palin /Republican /50+DC /59,934,814

Nader / Gonzalez/ Independent /45+DC /736,804

Barr / Root /Libertarian /45 / 524,524

Baldwin / Castle /Constitution /37 /196,461

McKinney / Clemente /Green /32 /161,195

Others - total /(------) /226,908


--Excludes spending by independent expenditure concerns.
--Source: Federal Election Commission

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Part of being an effective leader is knowing how to put yourself in a position to become one.

McKinney's vote total (161,680) does not suggest that she was, or ever will be, anywhere near that position.


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