Congressional Candidates Hurry To Meet Petition Deadline
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April 10, 2018
Everyone running for Congress is focused on the Thursday deadline to get their petitions to the state Board of Elections. On the Democratic side, it’s possible seven people could end up on a primary ballot.
All the candidates running for Congress need 1,250 signatures to get on the ballot. But in reality, they want more – a lot more – maybe double or triple that number. And here’s why:
“When you see the candidates who come in with, say, 1,500 or 1,300, their opponents are going to smell blood in the water,” said Joe Burns, a Republican lawyer who’s worked for the state Board of Elections and now represents candidates running for office.
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