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Nader holds last minute press conference/rally at Independence Mall, but no press

Independent longshot makes his case in Center City

Nader holds last minute press conference/rally at Independence Mall, but no press

On the eve of election day. third party presidential candidate Ralph Nader planned to hold a press conference on the<br />terrace of the Independence Center overlooking the mall and Independence Hall. The event, which was to have<br />started at three o´clock was setback when the only people in in attendance were a newspaper photographer and a TV<br />camerman. A few minutes later four specators sat down to listen to the candidate. In this photo Nader waits for an<br />audience.(Ed Hille / Staff Photographer)
On the eve of election day. third party presidential candidate Ralph Nader planned to hold a press conference on the terrace of the Independence Center overlooking the mall and Independence Hall. The event, which was to have started at three o'clock was setback when the only people in in attendance were a newspaper photographer and a TV camerman. A few minutes later four specators sat down to listen to the candidate. In this photo Nader waits for an audience.(Ed Hille / Staff Photographer)

 

UPDATE: As the photo shows, Nader's press conference attracted little attention. Our inital report is below.

 

Ralph Nader is staging a last minute campaign rally/ press conference today in Center City at the Independence Visitors Center, 6th and Market Streets.

Nader, the longshot Independent candiate for president, has the support of a whopping 1 percent of likely voters, according to a Ipsos/McClatchy poll conducted on Sunday. His own campaign claims 7 percent of Pennsylvania voters as likely supporters.

Nader speaks at 3 p.m. at the Liberty Bell Terrace on a variety of topics including the economic crisis and the exclusion of third party candidates from the presidential debates.


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