In Texas where Kinky Friedman turned in petitions for his candidacy showing 169,574 signatures. Those will be checked to make sure that there are 46,000 signatures from registered voters who did not vote in the partisan primaries in April.
Texas Comptroller Carole Keaton Strayhorn (Scott McClellan's Mom) turned in 101 boces of petitions for her independent candidacy as well.
“As our staff is beginning to consolidate and organize all of the petitions thatIt should be a lively race in Texas this Summer.
Ms. Strayhorn turned in yesterday, we have consolidated her 101 boxes (of
petitions) down to 12,” says Scott Haywood, communications director for the
Secretary of State’s office. Haywood is not sure what the agency will do with
the leftover cartons (all 101 delivered Tuesday were slapped with Strayhorn
bumper stickers). He made it clear that Strayhorn did not fill boxes to the
brim. “If she had not been so hungry for media attention, we would not have had
to waste time consolidating her petitions into a more usable format. By trying
to get a bigger play in the media, she has made the process more time-consuming
for our office.”
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