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|HOWARD STERN for GOVERNOR
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Radio personality and “shock jock” Howard Stern was the Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York in 1994. Stern's candidacy came at the height of his popularity: his nationally-syndicated radio show had over 20 million listeners, and he had just released his book Private Parts. Stern announced his candidacy on his radio show on March 22, 1994 and ran on a platform of reinstating the death penalty, staggering highway tolls in an effort to prevent traffic jams, and only allowing road construction at night. He also promised to resign from office as soon his campaign goals were accomplished. His campaign slogan was: “a volt for every vote.”
Stern’s run was cut short, however, after he refused to disclose financial documents legally required by any candidate running for public office in the state of New York. He ended his bid for Governor on August 4, 1994.