Green Party Activist Peter Camejo Dies At 67

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - Peter Camejo, a Green Party leader who was a third-party candidate in three California gubernatorial elections before becoming Ralph Nader's running mate in the 2004 presidential race, had died. He was 67.

Nader says in a statement that Camejo, who had been battling lymphoma cancer, died Saturday at his home in Walnut Creek.

Camejo ran for the state's top office in 2002, 2003 and 2006, supporting abortion rights, universal health care and a moratorium on the death penalty. Before joining the Green Party, he also ran for president as the Socialist Workers Party nominee in 1976.

During the 2004 presidential contest, Camejo was independent Nader's vice presidential pick.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-09-13-08 2003EDT

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