Camejo Entering CA Governors Race

No real surprise here, this has been expected for quite a while…

From The Mercury News:

Peter Camejo, an independent vice presidential candidate in 2004, announced Wednesday he intends to enter the race for governor of California.

Camejo plans to submit papers Thursday in Sacramento to run as a Green Party candidate, a spokesman, Cres Vellucci, said. Camejo was the party’s nominee for governor in 2002 and 2003.

“He believes there needs to be a viable alternative” to major-party candidates, Vellucci said.

If he qualifies for the ballot, Camejo would be a long shot. He received about 3 percent of the vote in the 2003 recall election that installed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in office.

As a gubernatorial candidate in California, Camejo has supported abortion rights, universal health care and a moratorium on the death penalty. Camejo also ran for president as the Socialist Workers Party nominee in 1976.
In the 2004 presidential campaign, Camejo ran on the ticket headed by Ralph Nader.

Camejo finished fourth in the California recall election in 2003, receiving 242,247 votes or 2.8%. He received greater than 7% of the vote in Humboldt and Mendocino counties, and managed to finish third in San Franciso… ahead of conservative State Senator Tom McClintock.

One Response to “Camejo Entering CA Governors Race”

  1. undercover_ararchist Says:

    I introduced Camejo at a university event once… He was a really nice, wonderfully smart guy. Great speaker.

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