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Independent Falchuk Is First Candidate In Mass. Governor's Race To Qualify for Nov. Ballot

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Independent Evan Falchuk became the first gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts to officially qualify for the November ballot Monday.

Falchuk and his running mate, Angus Jennings, submitted more than 10,000 certified signatures to the Secretary of State's office. Falchuk also launched his first television ad in Boston and Springfield and on his campaign website.

“I founded the United Independent Party to bring smart, brave reform to our politics, economy and government,” Falchuk says in the ad. “When we become an official party on Election Day, we’ll be able to run candidates for office across the commonwealth. This will change everything.”

Falchuk needs at least three percent of the vote in November for the party to be officially recognized in Massachusetts.

Independents Jeff McCormick and Scott Lively have until July 29 to submit certified signatures.

Three Democrats and two Republicans are heading to their party’s primaries in September.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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