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  Rigazio, John Donald
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NameJohn Donald Rigazio
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Rochester, New Hampshire , United States
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Sep 06, 2015 03:56am
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InfoJohn Rigazio -- the owner of three retail convenience stores -- is making his second White House run. In his 1992 run, he finished 16th place in the New Hampshire Democratic primary with 186 votes -- and was also a 1970 candidate for Congress. Rigazio says he stands apart from his opponents because of his political views: against federal tax cuts, against free trade treaties like GATT & NAFTA, supports a substantial hike in the minimum wage, and favors a Canadian-style universal health-care system for the US. He also is refusing to accept any campaign contributions and vows to fund his NH primary campaign with $100,000 from his own pocket. His goal: 10% of the vote in his home state primary. Rigazio, 73, is a divorced father of five adult children, a high school graduate, an Army veteran, and a life-long resident of Rochester, New Hampshire. He is also the Rochester Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year for 2003. Before recently returning to the Democratic Party, he was active in the Ross Perot faction of the Reform Party. Three weeks before the NH primary filing deadline, he jumped to the GOP -- complaining that Democratic Party leaders were ignoring his candidacy. He volunteered, however, that even his own children are trying to ignore his candidacy. "This is the land of opportunity, not the land of guarantees," explains Rigazio. He is waging an active campaign, having already run full-page newspaper ads in Iowa and NH. "What a bargain -- you can have your name on the ballot for President of the United States for $1,000," he said, after qualifying for a spot on the 2004 NH primary ballot.




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