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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Blizzard could leave Massachusetts without a GOP Senate candidate

Political Wire:

The blizzard that struck New England has some Massachusetts Republicans concerned that the storm “could jeopardize the ability of state Rep. Dan Winslow and other GOP candidates to qualify for the ballot in the special election to replace Secretary of State John Kerry,” National Journal reports.

“Candidates for the special election must submit 10,000 certified signatures by Feb. 27 to qualify for the April 30 primary. With Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick (D) declaring a state of emergency Friday afternoon and banning cars from driving on the roads, Senate contenders are forced to put a hold on signature collecting until the storm passes.”

Notice that a few days off of campaign poses no problem for Democratic candidates. Apparently they’re far enough ahead on that count that they can sit out a day or three.

That tells you all you need to know about Republican chances — even if they do manage to get enough signatures.

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