Political extremist Lyndon LaRouche has given 600 Utah signatures to the lieutenant governor and appears headed for an official spot as a presidential candidate on the state's ballot in November.

State officials said LaRouche, who sent two California women to Utah to circulate the petition, needs only 300 signatures to be placed on the ballot. The state is examining the petition to see if the signatures are valid.LaRouche, who will run as an independent, wrote state officials from West Germany asking to be recognized as a candidate. Officials do not know why he is staying in Europe. LaRouche's running mate is Debra H. Freeman.