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Lots of choices for president

Washington voters will have eight options for president to pick from on their November ballot.

The Secretary of State’s office announced on Monday afternoon the minor party candidates who managed to supply the required 1,000 valid signatures by the Aug. 1 deadline to qualify for the ballot.

John McCain and Barack Obama automatically qualify, because they’re members of major parties.

Not surprisingly, independent Ralph Nader and Libertarian nominee Bob Barr made the cut. How many of the others can you name?

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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