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GOP helping Nader in Michigan

AP reports: State Democratic Party officials on Thursday said Republicans are helping third-party presidential candidate Ralph Nader collect enough signatures to qualify for Michigan's ballot.

"It's another example of state Republicans willing to try every unethical trick in the book to hold power," Democratic Executive Chairman Mark Brewer said during a news conference. "This clearly shows that a vote for Ralph Nader is a vote to re-elect George Bush. The Republicans know that, and that's why they are desperate to have Nader on the Michigan ballot."

Greg McNeilly of the state Republican Party said the GOP is doing nothing wrong.

"I and the Republican Party don't take ethics lessons from the trifecta of trial lawyers leading the Democratic Party," he said, referring to Brewer, Michigan Democratic Chairman Melvin "Butch" Hollowell and Democratic vice presidential pick John Edwards. -- Michigan Democrats complain GOP helping Nader collect signatures (AP via Detroit Free Press)