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Jeff Boss

Boss in 2009.

Jeff Boss is an American politician. He was an independent candidate for President of the United States in the 2008 and 2012 elections.[1] Boss is a 9/11 truther who holds that the United States government, specifically the National Security Agency, is responsible for the September 11 attacks.[2] He claims to have witnessed the government arrange the attacks.[3]

In 2009, Boss was a candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for Governor of New Jersey.[2][4] He finished third, with 8.3% of the vote, in the primary which was won by Jon Corzine, who received 77.2% of the vote.

In 2008, he was an independent candidate for President of the United States as well a candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, running under the slogan "Vote Here".[5] He received 639 votes as a presidential candidate and 9,877 in his Senate run.[3]

In the 2012 election, Boss received 1,024 votes for President of the United States.[6]

Jeff Boss campaign literature, posted on a wall on 9th Avenue in Manhattan.
In December 2012, Boss filed to run for president in the 2016 election under the Democratic Party.[7]

He ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Jersey in 2013,[8] but was removed from the ballot after the New Jersey Democratic State Committee challenged the nominating petitions of all independent candidates seeking the Democratic nomination.[9] He subsequently filed new petitions to run for Governor in the general election and appeared on the ballot as the "NSA did 911" candidate.[10] Out of the eight candidates, Boss finished last, with 0.1% of the vote.

In 2014, Boss ran for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey as a member of the Independent Party.[11] His slogans were "NSA Whistleblower" and "NSA did 911".[11]

References

  1. ^ "Seven Minor Party Presidential Nominees on New Jersey Ballot, as Well as Independent Candidate Jeff Boss", Ballot Access News. August 1, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Ginsberg, Johanna (May 28, 2009) "Conspiracy theorist eyes governorship", New Jersey Jewish News. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Edge, Wally (November 6, 2008) "601 New Jerseyans thought Jeff Boss should be President", Politicker NJ. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Shortell, Tom (December 3, 2008). "Guttenberg's Jeff Boss to run for governor". NJ.com. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Guttenberg's Jeff Boss to run for governor". NJ.com. December 3, 2008. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "OFFICIAL 2012 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". FEC. January 17, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Walker, Hunter (December 26, 2012). "Conspiracy Theorist Jeff Boss Launches Mayoral Bid".  
  8. ^ Matt Friedman (April 2, 2013). "267 candidates file to run for N.J. Senate, Assembly". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ Michael Symons (April 11, 2013). "Three Democrats removed from gubernatorial primary ballot".  
  10. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-certification-general-election-candidates-governor.pdf |accessdate=June 13, 2013
  11. ^ a b "Official List: Candidates for US Senate". New Jersey Department of State. 8 August 2014. p. 4. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 

External links

  • Jeff Boss for president, official site
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