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Nader and two urban allies attack Clinton

Jan. 1, 2008 at 6:23 PM

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Two urban Democrats joined activist and former U.S presidential candidate Ralph Nader in an attack on Sen. Hillary Clinton's ties to big business.

Nader, lame-duck Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and Matt Gonzalez, former president of the San Francisco board of supervisors, released a "New Year's Message," The Salt Lake City Tribune reported Tuesday. They quoted a Fortune magazine article published in June that described Clinton, D-N.Y., as the favorite presidential candidate among top corporate executives.

"Do you really believe if we replace a bunch of corporate Republicans with a bunch of corporate Democrats, that anything meaningful is going to change?" the message asked. "This has to stop. It's that simple."

Many Democrats blame Nader for George W. Bush's defeat of Al Gore in 2000. While Nader won only a small percentage of the vote, he may have won enough votes in Florida to deny Gore a clear victory in the key state.

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