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Libertarians Finally Gain Momentum

Gary Nolan (L), a relative unknown in the overall political spectrum, may finally be making some headway on his campaign and looks poised to become the Libertarian party’s nominee for the 2004 Presidential election, thanks to Amazon.com’s new direct contribution system. The system allows Amazon customers to contribute between $5 and $200.

Nolan appears to be in a close Amazon.com race, faltering only to John Kerry (D), in what has become an intense run for little more than publicity in a bid to gain wide media recognition for his campaign. Also covering the story is ZDnet.com: Campaign trail hits Amazon. Read on for the latest contribution tally.

These numbers were current as of 1/24/2004 at 3:00PM EST

Candidate # Cont $ Cont
John F. Kerry (D) 115 $3,115.00
Gary P. Nolan (L) 94 $2,640.00
Wesley K. Clark (D) 116 $2,610.00
John Edwards (D) 66 $1,795.01
Howard Dean (D) 98 $1,765.01
Michael Badnarik (L) 32 $322.00
Dennis J. Kucinich (D) 26 $280.00
Al C. Sharpton (D) 10 $225.00
Fern Penna (D) 8 $47.00


Candidates who have not given Amazon permission for contributions (alphabetical): George Bush, Jr. (R), Willie Felix Carter (D), Lowell Jackson Fellure (R), Al Hamburg (I), Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. (D), Joseph I. Lieberman (D), Hellen McMullen Williams (D), Lucian Wojciechowski(D)

Posted by SoL at January 24, 2004 3:24 PM