July 22, 2004
Nader spokesman Greg Kafoury says a June 26th convention in Portland fell 50 signatures short of the one-thousand signatures needed to qualify Nader for the ballot.
Kafoury says that happened because dozens of Democrats who oppose Nader's candidacy showed up for the convention, but then refused to sign petitions to place Nader's name on the November ballot.
It was Nader's second failed attempt to gain ballot access.
Nader's supporters aren't giving up, though.
They now are mounting a statewide petition drive to gather 15-thousand signatures to place the consumer activist on the Oregon ballot this fall.