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Nike Air Max Dame You are hereHome News IowaThe Ames native has long been a collector of presidential memorabilia, and thanks to a state panel's ruling he will have a unique addition to his collection.Litzel will appear on this fall's ballot in Iowa as an independent candidate for president."I thought it would be neat to collect a (presidential) ballot with my name on it," Litzel said.Litzel, 66, met the requirements 1,500 signatures from at least 10 Iowa counties but he and other third party entrants had their candidacies challenged by representatives of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to the Associated Press.A panel made up of Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz, Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller and Chief Deputy Auditor Warren Jenkins, a Republican, ruled that Litzel's candidacy was legitimate. Gary Johnson, nominee of the Libertarian Party, also withstood a similar challenge, the AP reported.A notice sent to Litzel from the Secretary of State's office stated that his candidacy was being challenged because 268 of his signatures were ineligible and 114 were printed and not signed. was there," Litzel said. "We won out because they couldn't figure out what in the world constitutes a signature. It kinda made me feel good, too, that Romney thought I was some kind of threat to him."Litzel, self described as "very conservative," hadn't even earned his own support this fall until the past few days. He said he had been considering voting for Romney, but, "after this deal, I'll go with myself."Litzel, who will only appear on the ballot in Iowa, has previously run, unsuccessfully, for the Iowa Legislature, Congress and county supervisor, always as an independent.A former hardware and lumber store owner, he now owns several rental properties around Ames. He wants to eliminate federal matching funds for presidential candidates, cut pay and eliminate health care coverage for members of Congress, and reduce funding for food stamps."Wasteful spending is a big thing for me," Litzel said.His brother, Jim Litzel, of Harbor City, Calif., is his running mate.And Litzel assures that this campaign won't be his last."Four years from now we've got big plans, but I won't talk about that yet," Litzel said.Rules for posting commentsComments posted below are from readers.Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Stephens Media LLC is not liable for messages from third parties.IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.