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Party for Socialism and Liberation nominee for President

2008 Republican nominees:
John McCain
(Arizona Senator).
Sarah Palin
(Alaska Governor).

2008 Democratic nominees:
Barack Obama
(IL Senator).
Joe Biden
(DE Senator).

3rd-Party presidential challengers:
Constitution Party:
Chuck Baldwin
(Radio talk-show host): Nominated, May 2008.
Libertarian:
Bob Barr
(former GA Rep.)
Independent:
Michael Bloomberg
(NYC Mayor)
Libertarian:
Mike Gravel
(former AK Senator)
Constitution Party:
Alan Keyes
(Maryland talk-show host): Lost nomination, May 2008.
PLS:
Gloria La Riva
(Liberation & Socialism)
Green Party:
Cynthia McKinney
(Former GA Representative).
NAIP Party:
Frank McEnulty
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Socialist Party:
Brian Moore
Independent:
Ralph Nader
(2000 & 2004 candidate).

2008 Republican presidential primary:
George Allen
(Former Virginia Senator) Never entered race.
Michael Bloomberg
(NYC Mayor).
Sam Brownback
(Kansas Senator) Withdrew Nov. 2007.
Jeb Bush
(Governor of Florida): Never entered race.
John Cox
(Chair of Cook County GOP, Chicago IL).
Bill Frist
(Tennessee Senator): Withdrew Nov. 2006.
Newt Gingrich
(former Speaker of the House): Opted out of race, Sept. 2007.
James Gilmore
(former Governor of Virginia): Withdrew July 2007.
Rudy Giuliani
(former NYC Mayor). Withdrew Jan. 30, 2008, after Florida primary
Chuck Hagel
(Nebraska Senator): Never entered race.
Mike Huckabee
(Governor of Arkansas).
Duncan Hunter
(California Representative). Withdrew after Nevada caucuses, Jan. 2008
George Pataki
(New York Governor): Never entered race.
Ron Paul
(Texas Representative).
Mitt Romney
(Massachusetts Governor).
Tom Tancredo
(Colorado Representative): Withdrew, Dec. 2007.
Fred Thompson
(former TN Senator). Withdrew Jan. 2008 after SC primary
Tommy Thompson
(former Wisconsin Governor and Secretary of HHS): Withdrew Aug. 2007.
Mark Sanford
(South Carolina Governor): Never entered race.

2008 Democratic presidential primary:
Evan Bayh
(IN Senator): Withdrew Dec. 2006.
Joe Biden
(DE Senator): Withdrew after Iowa Cuacus, Jan 2008.
Wes Clark
(former NATO commander): Never entered race.
Hillary Clinton
(NY Senator).
Tom Daschle
(Former SD Senator): Never entered race.
Christopher Dodd
(CT Senator): Withdrew after Iowa Cuacus, Jan 2008.
John Edwards
(former NC Senator). Withdrew Jan. 30, 2008, after Florida primary.
Russ Feingold
(WI Senator): Withdrew Nov. 2006.
Al Gore
(former V.P.): Never entered race.
John Kerry
(MA Senator): Withdrew Jan. 2007.
Dennis Kucinich
(OH Representative); withdrew Jan. 2008 to defend House seat.
Bill Richardson
(NM Governor); withdrew after NH primary, Jan. 2008.
Al Sharpton
(Reverend): Never entered race.
Tom Vilsack
(IA Governor): Withdrew Feb. 2007.
Mark Warner
(VA Governor): Withdrew Oct. 2006.

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Gloria La Riva on Abortion
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  • Defend women's reproductive rights & abortion on demand. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Budget & Economy
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  • Rational social & economic planning, rather than "market". (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Civil Rights
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  • Affirmative action is under attack just when redress began. (Jan 2008)
  • Equal marriage rights for all LGBT. (Jan 2008)
  • Pay reparations, with interest, for slavery. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Corporations
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  • Capitalist system creates war, poverty and racism. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Crime
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  • Eliminate the racist prison-industrial complex. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Drugs
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  • Disability pay for people in substance abuse programs. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Education
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  • Privatizing schools is just to reap profit. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Energy & Oil
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  • Our planet is facing a crisis from carbon dioxide build-up. (Jan 2008)
  • Cap-and-trade allows polluters the right to pollute. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Environment
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  • Rebuild black neighborhoods destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Families & Children
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Gloria La Riva on Foreign Policy
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  • Replace US global domination with solidarity among peoples. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Free Trade
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  • Free trade enriches capitalists and displaces humans. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Government Reform
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Gloria La Riva on Gun Control
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Gloria La Riva on Health Care
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  • Free quality health care for all. (Jan 2008)
  • Create a universal healthcare system. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Homeland Security
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  • The Patriot Act is racist profiling. (Jan 2008)
  • Transfer billions from Pentagon budget to jobs. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Immigration
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  • Full rights and equality for all undocumented immigrants. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Jobs
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  • Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour. (Jan 2008)
  • A job should be a constitutional right. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Principles & Values
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Gloria La Riva on Social Security
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  • No privatization of Social Security. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Tax Reform
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Gloria La Riva on Technology
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  • Restore & reconstruct 155,000 U.S. bridges. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on War & Peace
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  • Exit Iraq immediately, and pay reparations. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Defend women's reproductive rights & abortion on demand: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action is under attack just when redress began: Strongly Favors topic 2
Pay reparations, with interest, for slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Equal marriage rights for all LGBT: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the racist prison-industrial complex: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Free quality health care for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Create a universal healthcare system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No privatization of Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Privatizing schools is just to reap profit: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Our planet is facing a crisis from carbon dioxide build-up: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cap-and-trade allows polluters the right to pollute: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
Disability pay for people in substance abuse programs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rational social & economic planning, rather than "market": Strongly Opposes topic 20
No opinion on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Full rights and equality for all undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Free trade enriches capitalists and displaces humans: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
Transfer billions from Pentagon budget to jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
The Patriot Act is racist profiling: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace US global domination with solidarity among peoples: Favors topic 17
Exit Iraq immediately, and pay reparations: Strongly Favors topic 17

Gloria La Riva is a Libertarian-Leaning Liberal.
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