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Paul: Vote third party

Ron Paul is set to urge Americans to vote third-party candidates for president, including Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader.

Paul, a Texas congressman, drew favorable attention from libertarians and anti-war groups in his Republican primary bid, although he failed to make a dent in the process.

According to an Associated Press report, Paul is inviting third-party candidates to a news conference Wednesday for his endorsement.

“The strongest message can be sent by rejecting the two-party system,” Paul said in prepared remarks obtained by the AP. “This can be accomplished by voting for one of the non-establishment, principled candidates.”

Paul is a prominent opponent of aid for Israel, a position stemming from his isolationism.

McKinney, the former Georgia congresswoman fronting the Green Party this year, and Nader, a consumer advocate who has led multiple third-party runs, are also critics of the current U.S.-Israel relationship.

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