Nader on Ballot? 

Backers of the independent presidential candidate are expected to submit petitions to Augusta on Friday.

A spokesman tells the associated press they have more than 55-hundred signatures ready for the Secretary of State’s office.

The campaign says that Maine will be the 30th state in which the longtime consumer advocated has filed.

the 74-year-old has run for president in the last five elections. Many Democrats still blame his presence in the 2000 election for Al Gore’s loss.

Nader says most voters are disenchanted with the two major parties because of the shaky economy and the prolonged war in Iraq.