Joe Schriner

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Joe Schriner (born March 3, 1955) is an American politician and journalist. He has run as an independent write-in candidate for President of the United States in four consecutive election cycles. He ran in 2000,[1] 2004,[2] 2008,[2][3] and 2012.[2][4] He received 27 write-in votes nationally in 2000, 142 votes in 2004, and 82 votes in 2008.[5]

Schriner and his family estimate that they have traveled over 85,000 miles.[2] Since 1991, he has done extensive cross-country research for an expansive set of position papers.[6] Schriner has been featured in over 2,000 newspapers, 175 regional network TV news shows, and hundreds of radio shows.[7] He has written three books: Back Road to the White House, America's Best Town and America's Best Town 2. Schriner bills himself as an "average Joe concerned parent from the Midwest."[8]



  1. ^ (January 19, 2000) "Off the Beaten Campaign Path" Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ a b c d (August 14, 2009) "Not Your ‘Average Joe’" The Post-Journal.
  3. ^ (June 29, 2008) "Bicycle campaign tour stops in MV" Mount Vernon News.
  4. ^ (January 14, 2009) "In the 2008 presidential campaign, it was Joe the Plumber. In 2012, it’s going to be Joe the Painter" Star Beacon.
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  6. ^ (September 3, 2005) "Presidential Hopeful Stumps in Gothenburg" Gothenburg Times.
  7. ^ (August 3, 2005)"Traveling America To Bring About Social Change" Rural Online News.
  8. ^ (January 6, 2006)"Average Joe Campaigns Here" Rome News-Tribune.

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