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NADER TO SPEAK IN BUFFALO

Sen. John Kerry and President George W. Bush aren't bringing their campaigns to Buffalo this fall, but another presidential hopeful is.

"We expect to have New York be one of our best states, so it makes sense to campaign throughout the state, including Buffalo, where we have a lot of friends," independent candidate Ralph Nader said by cell phone from Florida Thursday evening.

He will speak at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the Dnipro Ukrainian Home and Cultural Center, 562 Genesee St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Nader, who is on the Independence and Peace and Justice party lines on the Nov. 2 ballot, said he will talk about the issues -- the war, the Patriot Act, providing a living way health insurance, "recidivist corporate crimes," clean elections, how to create more jobs and repealing tax cuts to the wealthy.

He said a summary of his platform can be found on his Web site -- www.ralphnader.org.

Nader said that charging an entrance fee to his talk is "the best kind of fund raising. It's small amounts and no strings attached."

He noted that campaign workers also will be offering copies of the Declaration of Independence on parchment paper for $15 apiece.

e-mail: danderson@buffnews.com

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