Saturday, April 01, 2006

Good News

Usual ballot shenanigans in Pennsylvania thwarted:

A Commonwealth Court judge ruled yesterday that Democratic congressional candidate Patrick J. Murphy can remain on the Bucks County primary ballot.

Murphy, a lawyer and Iraq war veteran, is running against Andrew Warren, a former Bucks County commissioner, for the nomination in the Eighth District. The winner of the May 16 primary will face Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick in November.

The challenge to Murphy's nominating petitions was filed by Doylestown attorney Lawrence M. Otter on behalf of Bensalem resident Jane Faust. They argued that Murphy violated the law when he failed to witness each of 96 signatures on one petition. Murphy had signed an affidavit stating otherwise.

should be on track to beat uber-wanker Andrew Warren in the primary.