Sunday, April 02, 2006

Searching -- still --- for candidate for November 2006

Candidates wanted for US Congress races too. Do we have anyone who can run in the 1st (Robert Brady), 9th (Bill Shuster), 14th (Mike Doyle) or 15th (Charles Dent) districts? It looks like those races will only have one name on the ballot in November. It is an absolute shame if there is no choice for the voter for federal office.

It looks like there will also be six races for Senator in the General Assembly that will only have one name on the ballot. We need candidates in the 4th, 14th, 22nd, 38th, 40th and 46th districts. There are a lot of state rep slots left to fill, and far too many with only one name.

Anyone wishing to run for office, please let us know so arrangements can be made to collect signatures!
Yes, this is a LIMO.... Babies need not apply.


Anonymous said...

In the US Congress House of Reps. race, Democrat Michael Issac collected signatures to get on the ballot in the primary to challenge Mike Doyle(14th district). Michael is a teacher at Allderdice High School.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Right. There are two Dems and nobody else. So, if Issac does not beat Doyle -- then what? Free ride for the General Election?

It would be great to have a Libertarian, Green or Indie face off with the winner of the D's primary in the General Election.

Ben D said...

How can candidates get on the ballot now? I thought filings had closed.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Things have closed ONLY for those candidates who want to run as "Dems" or "Republicans." However, others can run and still get onto the ballot if they run as Independent, Libertarian and Green -- or other minor parties.

If you are interested in running -- change your voter registration NOW. Then you can start to gather signatures on nomination papers. Get those from the Dept. of State and Breau of Elections. More info might be at other activists sites or with the parties (i.e., Green, Libs) directly.