WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) – Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader says the $700 billion Wall Street bailout approved by Congress is terrible for the nation, but inadvertently helps his campaign.

The 74-year-old consumer advocate, who campaigned over the weekend in his native Connecticut, says the plan is “so outrageous” that it is difficult to “keep one’s indignation level down.”

He believes it gives his presidential bid new urgency and relevance, drawing voters who agree with his message of accountability and his scorn for Washington insiders.

Nader campaigned Saturday in his hometown of Winsted, where he remains a registered voter; and in Waterbury, Hartford and the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

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