Friday, May 11, 2012

The Almanac: Smith runs successful write-in campaign

State Rep. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, was unopposed on the Democratic ticket during the April 24 primary, and recently learned he was the successful write-in candidate on the Republican ticket.

His name will appear on the November ballot as both the Democratic and Republican candidate and he appears the likely winner for the seat.

A person needs 300 write-in votes to gain a party nomination in the primary, equivalent to the number of signatures on a nominating petition.

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