18 July, 2006

Report: Martorano Out Of 19th District Race

Politics on the Hudson, the political blog of The Journal News, is reporting that Jim Martorano has decided to end his bid for Congress.

Martorano, who was one of six candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 19th District, told POH he plans to support the party nominee in November, whoever that turns out to be.

Martorano raised only $13,500 in the April-June period and had only $7,500 in cash on hand.

He did win the day at one party convention, in Northern Westchester.

He filed 118 pages of petitions, which would have put him close to the minimum 1,500 signitures needed to get a spot on the ballot, but perhaps a little shy of that figure.

With Gary Suraci dropping out over the weekend and Martorano today that leaves John Hall, Judy Aydelott, Ben Shuldiner and Darren Rigger to battle it out.


At 10:32 PM, Blogger Lizzy said...

Jim is a good man, and I am sorry that he has dropped out. Having said that, we all know that it will take a lot of cash on hand to compete against Sue Kelly.

Really kind of sad, that the races come down to the amount of money a candidate has to be a determining factor.

I know who I will be voting for in this primary, John Hall.

At 11:14 PM, Blogger Lizzy said...

I thought that the minimum for filing was 1,250 signatures.

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Ron Vallo said...

Right again Lizzy on the number of signitures.

I could use a copy editor. do you work gratis?


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