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  Spannaus, Nancy B.
NameNancy B. Spannaus
AddressPO Box 2995
Leesburg, Virginia 20177, United States
Website [Link]
Born December 13, 1943 (74 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedWishful Thinking
Jan 24, 2004 04:12pm
InfoNancy Spannaus is a leader of the LaRouche wing of the Democratic Party and the LaRouche political movement, and the editor-in-chief of The New Federalist, a weekly national newspaper. She's lived in Virginia for 17 years, been married to Edward Spannaus for 33 years, and is the mother of two sons.

Nancy has written a book on the Political Economy of the American Revolution, and countless articles, on subjects ranging from international economics and politics to American history and the revival of Nazi euthanasia. She began running for office in 1989, after her husband was sent to jail with LaRouche. She won nearly 200,000 votes in her race against John Warner in 1990. She ran as an independent for Governor in 1993, and as a Democrat for Senate in 1994 and 1996, and for Congress in 1998. But she is perhaps best known as the lady who led the Defeat that Son-of-a-Bush Committee against Ollie North in 1994, providing the sparkplug for the mobilization which stopped him.
Chronological resume

Born: December 13, 1943 in Portland, Maine, to Donald and Mary Lou Bradeen.

Educated: Columbia University School of Social Work; M.S. in 1967 Bryn Mawr College; A.B. in philosophy, 1965.

Professional: Worked 2 years as a social worker in New York City.

1973 became editor-in-chief of New Solidarity, newspaper of the LaRouche movement.

1987 became editor-in-chief of The New Federalist newspaper, after New Solidarity was shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice.

1980s to today member of the editorial board of EIR magazine.

Publications: co-editor of The Political Economy of the American Revolution, first edition 1977; second 1996.

Political: 1989-90 Democratic candidate for Senate against John Warner; garnered 18% of the vote, about 190,000 votes.

1993 independent candidate for Governor of Virginia, garnered 2% of the vote.

1994 candidate for U.S. Senate in Democratic primary.

1994 established the Defeat that Son of a Bush Committee, for the general election against Ollie North.

1996 candidate for U.S. Senate in Democratic primary.

1996 established FDR Political Action Committee, and became executive director. This PAC represents the LaRouche wing of the national Democratic Party.

1997/98 announced campaign for Democratic nomination to defeat Republican Frank Wolf in the Congressional elections of 1998.

Spannaus has also been the president of the U.S. branch of the international Club of Life, an organization established by Helga Zepp LaRouche to counter the malthusian propaganda of the Club of Rome. The Club of Life was founded in 1982.


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  11/05/2002 VA US Senate Lost 9.74% (-72.83%)
  06/08/1996 VA US Senate - D Convention Lost 1.49% (-65.04%)
  06/14/1994 VA US Senate - D Primary Lost 1.69% (-56.21%)
  04/16/1994 VA US Senate - D Convention Lost 5.14% (-44.72%)
  11/02/1993 VA Governor Lost 0.80% (-57.49%)
  11/06/1990 VA US Senate Lost 18.16% (-62.75%)