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Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Pa. is thrown off ballot
|Last Edited||COSDem Sep 25, 2006 12:54pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Doylestown (PA) Intelligencer|
|News Date||Monday, September 25, 2006 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A state judge on Monday ordered the Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate removed from the ballot because the party did not have enough valid signatures in its nominating petitions, winnowing a three-way race down to a contest between Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and Democratic state Treasurer Bob Casey. |
Carl Romanelli's candidacy was backed by Santorum, who hoped that Romanelli could siphon votes from Casey. State Democrats challenged Romanelli's bid.
Commonwealth Court Judge James R. Kelley ruled that Romanelli, a railroad industry consultant from Wilkes-Barre, was 8,931 signatures shy of 67,070 he needed to qualify as a minor-party candidate.