Independent candidate calls it quits, without Ron Paul as possible running mate
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wikinews was notified last night that Frank Zilaitis is switching gears, by dumping his Presidential campaign, and going after a seat in Congress, for Florida's District 15. He has launched a "Frankly Frank" campaign.
|Why am I happy to close my presidential campaign? Two reasons: 1) The week before last, my U.S. Representative announced that he would not seek re-election; and 2) After Super Tuesday, the viability of conducting an independent petition drive for president became impossible; especially since my choice for running mate, Dr. Ron Paul, effectively announced last week that he was not interested in working outside of the Republican Party.|
He says that he has always intended on running for the position, no matter whether the incumbent was returning or not.
Just weeks ago, Zilaitis told television reporters from Central Florida News 13 that "I actually believe -- and I have no choice but to believe -- that I can be the next 44th president of the United States of America."
Previously, in 2006, Zilaitis ran for circuit judge in Group 20 of the 18th Judicial Circuit, in Florida's Seminole and Brevard counties.
At least three more Central Florida remain, and there are apparently 30 Floridians seeking the White House altogether.
- "4 Independent Candidates Call Central Florida Home" — , January 22, 2008
- "EDITORIAL: Bookhardt best of 4." — , August 30, 2006