|Important Campaign 2006 Dates|
|August ||1||Deadline for independents and minor parties|
|to file nominating petitions for candidates |
|to run in the General Election.|
|August ||14||Last day for candidates nominated in |
|the party primary elections to withdrawal.|
|September||26||Deadline for state candidates to file|
|campaign spending reports with the|
|state Election Bureau, listing money raised|
|and spent as of Sept. 18th|
|October ||10||Last day to register to vote |
|October ||15||Deadline for candidates for U.S. Senate|
|and Congress to file campaign finance |
|reports with the FEC, listing money raised|
|and spent as of Oct. 1|
|October||27||Final pre-election campaign finance|
|disclosure for state candidates.|
|November ||7||General Election|
Here is a list of important dates upcoming in the election cycle. The first on is Tuesday, Aug. 1, which is when we will see of the various independent candidates got the 67,000-plus signatures they need to qualify for the November ballot.
Bob Warner has a status report on those efforts in the Daily News. His reading of the situation -- it looks bad for anti-pay-grab leader Russ Diamond's bid to run for governor. Carl Romanelli, the would-be Green Party U.S. Senate candidate, says he is optimistic he will reach his goal.
If Romanelli and Diamond do submit petitions, look for legal challenges to knock them off the ballot due to forged or incorrect signatures.
Conventional wisdom is that Diamond on the ballot would hurt Lynn Swann, while Romanelli on the ballot would hurt Bob Casey.