Rick Santorum Likely Won’t Be On Indiana Ballot

For the second time, Rick Santorum’s campaign has, more than likely. failed to get him on a Republican presedential primary ballot. The Indianpolis Star reports that Santorum failed to gather enough signatures to get a slot on Indiana’s May 8 primary ballot. The campaign remains hopeful that it can fix the problem, according to the Star:

Indiana requires presidential candidates to collect signatures of 500 registered voters in each of the nine congressional districts. Marion County officials said he’s a few dozen short in the 7th Congressional District.

 

Hogan Gidley, national communications director for Santorum, said the campaign filed about 1,000 signatures in the 7th District, “and we fully expect to be on the ballot in Indiana.”

As WIBC-FM in Indianapolis reported Friday, whether or not Santorum can fix the problem may not matter much in the longterm:

Who’s on the ballot may not matter by the time Indiana votes May 8. Republicans haven’t had a presidential primary that matters in Indiana since 1976. But the fierce battle between Romney and Gingrich and modified delegate-selection rules have had GOP leaders speculating that that could change.

 

 

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