| All three Republican Party candidates for U.S. Senate are claiming they have the required signatures to get onto the statewide ballot for the April 30, 2013 Republican Primary.
Dan Winslow tweeted:
Dan Winslow @danwinslow
It's official! @TeamWinslow has comfortably passed the 10,000 certified signature mark. On GOP Primary ballot 4/30. Great work all! #masen
Meanwhile, Gabriel Gomez, who the rumor mill claims paid $8-$14 per signature to get ballot status, has sent out an email announcing a campaign announcement tour across Massachusetts.
I am excited to officially kick-off my campaign for U.S. Senate this Thursday, February 28th.
I'll be honest - I'm not a politician. I'm a first generation American, and I was honored to serve our country as a U.S. Navy SEAL. I'm a husband, a proud father of four, and I'm a new kind of Republican.
Out of touch career politicians in Washington won't solve our crushing debt crisis. We need new ideas.
That's why I'm running to serve as the next United States Senator from Massachusetts. This Thursday, we're officially kicking off our campaign with stops in Quincy, Shrewsbury and West Springfield.
Finally, Michael Sullivan, who was the last candidate to start collecting signatures, and relied solely on volunteers, announced he has made the ballot.
ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan says he has enough signatures to be on the Republican ballot for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
Sullivan delivered a batch of signatures to Abington Town Hall on Wednesday and said he had between 23,000 and 27,000. He needs 10,000 certified signatures to be placed on the primary ballot.
Sullivan said he was excited to submit that many signatures after starting his all-volunteer signature-gathering effort 12 days ago. Sullivan said his volunteers' ability to gather so many signatures in less than two weeks shows he has a ''groundswell of support.''
Let's all give ourselves a pat on the back that three GOP candidates got 10,000 certified signatures (nearly 80,000 total raw signatures gathered) in less than three weeks.
Strap in, kiddies, the next two months are gonna be fun!