STATE COURT VALIDATES TOM REED'S INDEPENDENCE PETITION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reed’s name restored to Independence Line of the ballot
Congressman Tom Reed’s Independence Party nominating petitions have been validated by New York State Supreme Court and Reed will appear as the Independence Party candidate for New York’s 23rd Congressional District on the November 2012 general election ballot. “This result is a testament to the hard work done by volunteer supporters on a very short time frame,” Reed said. “Our opponents’ attempt to disenfranchise Independence Party voters has failed.”
“We confidently put our record of working to create jobs before the voters,” Reed continued. “Our message of fighting against borrowing in the name of our children and grandchildren, pushing for lower energy costs, and being an accessible, effective representative is winning broad support.”
The new 23rd Congressional District lines were released just days before a truncated time period for petition circulation and Reed submitted more than enough signatures to qualify for the Independence Party line. On Monday, State Supreme Court in Bath ruled that Reed’s petitions were valid despite efforts by his opponents to have them thrown out.
Reed will also be the candidate of the Republican and Conservative parties on the November ballot.
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