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  Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Pa. is thrown off ballot
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Last EditedCOSDem  Sep 25, 2006 12:54pm
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MediaNewspaper - Doylestown (PA) Intelligencer
News DateMonday, September 25, 2006 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA 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.
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