House Filings Update - and a new 50 State Page coming soon.
by BENAWU, Tue Apr 18, 2006 at 07:20:18 AM EDT
The gang over at the Barry Welsh campaign have been working to overhaul the 50 State Page. I have had a peek through the keyhole and I think you will all love it. The new 50 state page will be more interactive than the current one and will serve as a database rather than a static webpage. It should be up and running in a few days.
Good news on candidate filings too if you care to join me below the fold.
We are coming to the business end of filings for this cycle with 23 states to go over the next few months until we wrap up proceedings in Louisiana on August 11th.
And a number of candidates have confirmed their candidacy by filing or launching campaign websites in the last few days in districts like GA-10, MI-06, MN-03.
On the other hand we have had one blip with Gary Schiavone withdrawing in NJ-04 - http://www.bluejersey.net/showDiary.do?d
iaryId=1263 - If you can believe it Schiavone realized that his candidacy put him in breach of the Hatch Act but didn't realize until less than a week AFTER filings closed. Schiavone you are a dickhead.
(100 write in votes to get a candidate on the ballot BTW.)
So with that unpleasantness out of the way here is the latest numbers:
RACES FILLED - 414
Confirmed candidates - 411
Running but unconfirmed - 2
MI 3 - JIM RINCK
WA 5 - PETER GOLDMARK
Running write in unconfirmed - 1
PA 15 - CHARLES DERTINGER- http://nationalatlas.gov/...
RACES NOT FILLED - 21
Unopposed - Deadline passed - 3
AL 6, MS 3, TX 11
Unopposed - Write in possible - 3
CA 42 - http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/image s/pdf/congdist/ca42_109.pdf
NJ 4 - http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/image s/pdf/congdist/NJ04_109.pdf
PA 9 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
Unopposed - Candidate rumour - 2
FL 7 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
NY 3 - http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/image s/pdf/congdist/NY03_109.pdf
Unopposed - Waiting for a candidate - 13
AZ 6 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
No your eyes do not deceive you. We are well on track to fill more than 420 races. This would be fantastic 425 would be better still.
More to the point there are only 3 (yes 3) races where we are definitely without a candidate for November.
To finish up Georgia filings close on the 28th. If you know anyone in the 9th or 11th please TELL THEM TO NOMINATE now.