Libertarian Presidential Candidate to Visit the San Francisco Bay Area for the Second Time Since His Nomination
Michael Badnarik campaigns three days in San Francisco Bay Area as part of a twelve-day California tour this month. Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator from California Judge Jim Gray to join him at many events.
WALNUT CREEK, CA (-PRWEB-) August 17, 2004 -- Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee, will be making a campaign swing through the San Francisco Bay Area three days next week, spending August 19th through the 21st here. This is his second campaign trip to California since his nomination in late May; Badnarik flew to California to be the only Presidential candidate in the San Francisco LGBT Pride parade June 27th.
The Badnarik/Campagna ticket is expected to be on the ballot in 49 or 50 states, far more than any other Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates besides Kerry/Edwards and Bush/Cheney. The Nader/Camejo ticket, for instance, failed last week to submit enough signatures to make it onto the California ballot and has been rejected by the Greens in a ploy to unseat Cobb as the party nominee in California.
Badnarik is polling at around 3% both nationwide and in California. In a more recent Rasmussen poll in New Mexico, (another state Nader is still not on the ballot,) Badnarik received 5% of likely voters' support. Badnarik has since begun a television and radio advertising campaign in that battleground state. Unlike Cobb's 'safe states' strategy, Badnarik and Campagna are campaigning in both 'safe' and 'swing' states.
Badnarik will be joined by Judge Jim Gray for much of his California tour including most of the events in the Bay Area. Judge Gray is the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate seeking incumbent Barbara Boxer's seat. Gray has recently polled at 8% of likely voters, garnering an even higher 18% when voters where asked which candidate (Boxer, Jones, or Gray) they would vote for, if their vote alone could decide the outcome of the election.
Badnarik and Gray will be making appearances at public rallies, town-hall meetings, membership-only events, fundraising dinners, and (some) media appointments together.
They will also be joining Mike Denny, former candidate for mayor of San Francisco, in honoring the volunteer efforts of the St. Andrew's Missionary Baptist Church Youth Group in a joint Church/Libertarian event.
In another unique event, Badnarik will speak to movie-goers prior to the first matinee showing of Farenheit 9/11 Saturday morning at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland.
Some details of Badnarik's local itinerary follow. Judge Jim Gray will be joining Badnarik in most events from Thursday evening onward. Unless otherwise noted, the public is invited to all events except media appointments.
Thursday, August 19th
12:00-1:00 PM - Commonwealth Club, Club Office, 595 Market St, 2nd floor, San Francisco ($8-$15)
2:00-3:00 PM - Reserved for media appointment (San Francisco)
4:00-5:00 PM- Town Hall Meeting, LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, Ceremonial Room, San Francisco ($20)
6:00-9:00 PM- Harrington's Bar and Grill (no cover), 245 Front Street, San Francisco
Friday, August 20th
10:00-11:00 AM - Building Owners and Managers Association (members only)
11:00-12:00 PM - Live on-air debate with KGO AM810's Gene Burns (San Francisco)
4:00-5:00 PM - Reserved for media appointment (San Francisco)
6:00-7:00 PM- Reserved for media appointment (Fresno, by phone from Alamo)
7:00-10:00 PM - Round Hill Golf and Country Club ($100), 3169 Round Hill Road, Alamo
Saturday, August 21st
11:15-11:45 AM - Grand Lake Theater (prior to Fahrenheit 9/11 showing), 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA ($6 to see the movie)
2:30-4:00 PM - St. Andrew's Missionary Baptist Church Youth Group joint event, Waterfront Restaurant ($100), Pier 7 (Broadway and the Embarcadero), San Francisco
6:00-9:15 PM - Four Points by Sheraton ($75), 1250 Lakeside Drive, Sunnyvale
Go to http://www.lpty.net/badnarik
for up to the minute schedule information, reservations and on-line payments.
To schedule a local media appointment please contact Richard Newell by email at email@example.com
or phone at (408) 882-4785, or Allen Hacker, the Badnarik California campaign coordinator at (650) 465-7387. To schedule Judge Jim Gray contact his campaign manager, Julia El-Haj , at firstname.lastname@example.org
or his office manager, Pardis, at email@example.com
, or call his headquarters at (888) Judge-Jim (583-4354).
About the Michael Badnarik for President Campaign
Michael Badnarik is a 50-year-old computer programmer, technical trainer, and Constitutional scholar from Austin, Texas. He won the Libertarian Party's nomination for President of the United States at the Party's national convention on May 30th, 2004. His running mate, Richard Compagna is an attorney, consultant, teacher, and translator of six languages living near Iowa City, Iowa.