( – promoted by Patrick)
(I know Wavemaker posted this earlier but I wanted to post it using the actual title & not the original very appropriate but less colorful version. I can’t believe that the campaign would’ve gotten itself into a position to be “THIS” close but fall short!)
Republican Jim Ogonowski, who has the backing of key party members in his bid to challenge US Senator John F. Kerry, could be in danger of stumbling on his first crucial test: collecting 10,000 voter signatures to secure a spot on the GOP primary ballot.
With all the signatures submitted by the campaigns and the exhaustive certification process winding down, Ogonowski still needs at least 259 certified signatures to qualify for the September primary. But even that estimate is low, because he is expected to need a cushion of up to 1,000 more to withstand challenges to the validity of individual signatures that are sure to be mounted by his rival in the GOP primary, Jeff Beatty.
To read the entire article please see Boston Globe: GOP’s Ogonowski could be short on voter signatures.