Clarence Cantwell, a young working man from Corner Brook, was unable to join the progressive conservative leadership race after failing to secure the required number of signatures to launch his campaign.
Cantwell said Friday that he secured 42 of the 50 needed, falling just short. He said he had the $10,000 required and other obligations in place.
He did not sound too disappointed when contacted early Friday afternoon.
“At least I can say I tried,” he said. “Not many people can say they did that.”
He called it a learning experience.