More Than Double Amount Required To Put Brown’s Name On The Ballot
BOSTON - Less than two weeks after nomination papers became available, the Brown campaign flexed its field muscle by announcing today that it collected more than 20,000 signatures this weekend alone to put Scott Brown’s name on the primary ballot. Under state law, United States Senate candidates have until May 8, 2012 to collect 10,000 certified signatures.
Rather than continue to focus on signature collection, the Brown campaign is redirecting its field organization to work on one-on-one voter contact and other important get-out-the-vote efforts.
“I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support from voters across Massachusetts and grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who helped make this extraordinary accomplishment possible,” said Scott Brown. “This campaign will be won on the ground, and this weekend’s feat shows my campaign will have the strong grassroots organization necessary to communicate my pro-jobs message and independent record to every voter.”
Petition signatures must now be turned in and certified by town and city Registrars of Voters before being submitted to the Secretary of the Commonwealth.