The number of signatures on a nominating petition usually doesn’t matter much, unless the total is dangerously low or extraordinarily high. Democratic congressional candidate Mikie Sherrill filed petitions with the Secretary of State yesterday containing 5,677 signatures – considerably more than the 200 required.
“I am incredibly proud of the work that has gone into our filing. The signatures collected represent the hundreds of volunteers and thousands of residents who want new leadership in Congress that will fight for New Jersey’s economy, our healthcare, and fair treatment from Washington,” Sherill said in a statement released this morning. “I look forward to building on this momentum and listening to people here about how we can move this country forward together.”
The real news is that the Sherrill campaign says they used all volunteers and collected 80% of their signatures door-to-door.