Nader Urges Votes for Kerry Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader calls for supporters to attend his rallies -- but to feel free to vote for Sen. John Kerry in November if the Bush-Kerry race is close. Nader, saying his campaign is meant to steer the Democratic Party toward a more progressive agenda, made his comments during a trip through the Midwest, where Kerry and Bush are in close competition for several states. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel.
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On the Campaign Trail with Ralph Nader

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On the Campaign Trail with Ralph Nader

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On the Campaign Trail with Ralph Nader

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Ralph Nader is campaigning around the country --- both as would-be president and as citizen-activist. Reuters hide caption

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NPR's Robert Siegel travels with independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader in Illinois and Indiana. Nader says he is running for the office as a way to steer the Democratic Party toward an agenda he advocates. The longtime consumer advocate wants would-be supporters to attend his rallies, but he says he wants them to feel free to cast their votes for Sen. John Kerry once they enter the voting booth — especially in swing states where their vote might help defeat President Bush.