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Peña Nieto, Quadri register as presidential candidates; Clouthier submits application to become independent candidate

PAN Senate candidate Ernesto Ruffo, in visit to University of San Diego, calls Clouthier "a bullet without direction"

The Institutional Revolutionary Party's Enrique Peña Nieto and the New Alliance Party's Gabriel Quadri registered as candidates Thursday before the Federal Electoral Institute. Stories in Frontera (PDF).
manuel clouthier carrilloAround noon, Manuel Clouthier submitted an application to become an independent candidate, but it was unclear whether his candidacy would be accepted. Story in Frontera (PDF).
Clouthier recently resigned his post as federal deputy for the National Action Party from Sinaloa to run as an independent. He is the son of 1988 PAN presidential candidate Manuel "Maquío" Clouthier.
On Thursday, PAN Baja California Senate candidate Ernesto Ruffo had this to say about Clouthier when he spoke at the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego: "Manuel is a personality. His father was a bullet with direction. He is a bullet without direction. So that is why he has encountered so many problems within the PAN. He is a person with a lot of energy, he wants to do change, but he does not do a well-organized scope of action. He just shoots."

Clouthier announces independent candidacy.

Ernesto Ruffo says campaign kickoff for Vázquez Mota in Ensenada will go much better than March 11 fiasco in the Estadio Azul.