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Ned Roscoe, Libertarian and Smoker's Party Candidate for California Governor
Porterville Recorder ^ | 8-8-03 | Porterville Recorder Staff

Posted on 08/08/2003 12:38:16 AM PDT by tallhappy

Ned Roscoe, who was behind Proposition 28 a few years back has registered to run in the CA recall. He is a libertarian but also represents the Smoker's Party.

What's interesting is his father, and later Ned as well, for decades was a well known antivoting figure. They'd put out bags with their slogan, "Don't vote, it only encourages them" on the bags at their convenience stores.

Libertarian candidate to be in PortervilleBy The Porterville Recorder staff

Ned Roscoe, a Libertarian candidate for governor will meet with concerned citizens at the Porterville Cigarettes Cheaper, 1283 W. Henderson Ave.,on Friday at 9 a.m.

Roscoe, one of five presidents of the national Cigarettes Cheaper chain, was the proponent for Proposition 28 on the March 2000 ballot.

"If we get the same number of votes in this election, or if one out of four smokers votes their economic interest, I'll be your next governor," Roscoe said in a press release.

"Smokers know they pay too much in taxes," said Roscoe. "Every politician wants to pass a law to abuse smokers. Now, smokers count. They can use this election to teach politicians not to kick them around."

Roscoe has already qualified for the ballot by submitting signatures from more than 100 citizens.

"People switched their registration to Libertarian so that I could get on the ballot," he said.

More details are available at, or from Gene R. Chiro at (707) 372-6010.


And from the Contra Costa Times, this strange photo of Roscoe:

Gubernatorial candidate Ned Fenton Roscoe, 42, owner of Cigarettes Cheaper, is one of many vying for the state's top post.

TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: california; nedroscoe; recall
So here's another candidate for those who don't want to vote for Arnie.
1 posted on 08/08/2003 12:38:16 AM PDT by tallhappy
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To: tallhappy
Actually, even though he's a nutball, he could suck up a lot of votes from angry smokers. Definitely a pocketbook issue for them.
2 posted on 08/08/2003 2:28:11 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: tallhappy
At least he has not inadvertantly turned blue.

3 posted on 08/08/2003 6:35:04 AM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: Roscoe
Is this your FR namesake? ;-)
4 posted on 08/15/2003 11:45:40 AM PDT by jmc813 (Check out the FR Big Brother 4 thread!
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