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  •  will Markey have enough signatures? (3+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, Amber6541, LordMike

    I hope the Markey campaign is not overlooking the need to have enough petition signatures to make the primary ballot - with a large cushion over and above the number required. We saw how favored Dem Charlie Wilson of Ohio (OH-06) failed to gather 50 valid signatures in his 2006 campaign and had to run as a write-in.

    •  Maybe he's collecting them through his website... (4+ / 0-)

      Keystone XL Pipeline - Canada gets the money, Asia gets the oil, America gets the toxic refinery pollution and potential for a pipeline leak ecological disaster.

      by Jacoby Jonze on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:58:44 AM PST

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    •  He only needs 10,000 signatures statewide (9+ / 0-)

      He could get those in one afternoon canvassing in Cambridge...

      When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

      by litho on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:15:28 AM PST

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    •  I think he will be okay (7+ / 0-)

      This is just anecdotal, but at Blue Mass Group, someone noted they were collecting signatures for Markey a couple of days ago, and they, or their group maybe, got 3k in just one shift.

      And this was right after the blizzard too.

      Since the vast majority of MA voters are either registered Dems or unenrolled, I think both Lynch and Markey easily get 10k signatures.

      For that matter, I think the only Republican running, Rep. Dan Winslow, also gets 10k, but it's more difficult for him.

      •  Definitely Tougher (3+ / 0-)
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        jj32, MichaelNY, CuriousBoston

        The core of Republican support in Massachusetts is in outer suburban, exurban, and quasi-rural towns. It's harder to amass a lot of signatures in a short time from those towns since there are fewer places people assemble en masse out there, particularly in February. A GOP candidate (unless I'm wrong) can get unenrolled voters as well, and those are everywhere, but there are going to be fewer willing signees in heavily Democratic areas.

        Were I in their shoes I'd be thinking supermarkets and shopping malls on the North Shore, South Shore, and Central Mass, but they're going to be dealing with private property owners in that context.

        Stuck Between Stations : Thoughts from a bottomless pool of useless information.

        by Answer Guy on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:42:40 AM PST

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