Five Major Party Members Appear to Have Collected Enough Signatures in Massachusetts Special U.S. Senate ElectionFebruary 27th, 2013
News reports indicate that five individuals probably submitted enough signatures to be on the Democratic and Republican primary ballots on April 30, for the special Massachusetts U.S. Senate election. The primaries are on April 30 and the election will be on June 25. The deadline for primary petitions was February 27.
Three Republicans submitted signatures: Dan Winslow submitted approximately 25,000; Gabriel Gomez submitted the same number; Michael Sullivan submitted approximately 20,000. The requirement is 10,000. Two Democrats, both members of the U.S. House, also submitted substantial petitions; they are Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch.
Independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, also need 10,000 signatures, but they aren’t due until early April.