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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Ballot signatures so far

Candidates need 1,250 valid signatures to qualify for the primary ballot. However to survive challenges from their opponents they will need to collect nearly twice that amount. All signatures are due by July 10. So with that here is what we know so far;

Mike McMahon;

Democratic City Councilman Michael McMahon plans to file what could be a record 11,000 petition signatures for his congressional bid this year, nearly eight times the number of signatures he needs to get on the fall ballot.

Steve Harrison;

Brooklyn attorney Stephen Harrison, McMahon's Democratic primary opponent, said he would file between 3,000 and 4,000 signatures for his bid.

A Republican to be named later;

Staten Island Republicans, meanwhile, don't have a candidate yet and appear poised to file the 1,550 or so signatures the party gathered on behalf of congressional designee Frank Powers, who died last month.

Bob Straniere;

Straniere, who lost a primary for his Assembly seat in 2004 and left politics, couldn't say how many signatures he would file, but said it would be "well in excess" of the 1,250 required.

Jamshad Wyne;

Dr. Jamshad Wyne said he would file "over 3,000 signatures" for the race this week.

Paul Atanasio;

Brooklyn Republicans are collecting signatures for Paul Atanasio, a Conservative Party member who would need written permission from the GOP, known as a Wilson-Pakula authorization, in order to run in a primary.

update Swing State Project covers the numbers


At 11:42 AM, Blogger Rosalie907 said...

McMahon's campaign now says he only has about 8,300 signatures. Seems they made a "mistake."

At 11:47 AM, Blogger me said...

do you have a link to that?


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