To qualify for the November ballot, he had to get at least 1,000 write-in votes in the district yesterday to qualify for the ballot. His consultants saw this as doable, but still a challenge in a primary where there was really nothing happening on the Republican side — not even a decent local race to attract voters to the polls.Sounds good to me. You can go here to donate to Lt. Col. Russell's campaign.
I'm told that the count now stands at 4,700 write-in votes for Russell, and the largest county in the 12th District hasn't even reported yet — nor have any absentees been counted.
ABSCAM Jack Murtha gets a challenger!
It will be Lt. Col. William Russell, who was kicked off of the ballot for only having 993 out of the 1000 signatures required. Writes David Freddoso: