Nader Picks Matt Gonzalez As VP Candidate

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — Ralph Nader has chosen his running mate for his latest presidential bid: Matt Gonzalez, a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Nader made the announcement at a news conference.

The Texas-born Gonzalez ran for mayor of San Francisco as a Green Party candidate in 2003 but lost to Gavin Newsom.

When Nader announced his third-party campaign for the president last Sunday, he criticized the top contenders as being too close to big business. He also dismissed the possibility that his candidacy could tip the November election to Republicans.

Nader is still loathed by many Democrats who call him a spoiler and claim his candidacy in 2000 cost Democrats the election by siphoning votes from Al Gore.