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Once Arrested Rep Fails to Collect Enough Names To Appear on Ballot

The incumbent Rep. Daniel Gordon failed to submit enough qualifying signatures by Friday's deadline.

The state representative, who was , failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the November election ballot, reported The Providence Journal on Friday. 

Incumbent state Rep. Dan Gordon (Dist. 71, Little Compton, Portsmouth and Tiverton) submitted 61 names to Portsmouth Town Hall on Friday; however, only 28 of the names were accepted by the Board of Canvassers, reports The Providence Journal. Gordon was required to submit 50 signatures by the Friday deadline. 

Gordon, who announced he was running for a second term, may still run as a write-in candidate, but his name will not appear on the November ballot. 

His opponent, , is now running unopposed. 

Gordon, who planned to run as a Libertarian, became the center of a widespread media inquiry last year after his in Massachusetts.

Joe Sousa. July 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM
There it is !
JimR July 14, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Too bad. This moron would have lost by the widest margin in history.
Stanley Farak July 14, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Made up signatures..... made up military awards....Representative Gordon must be living in his own fantasyland!!
portsmouthgirl63 July 14, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Aww...My hubby & I were looking forward to NOT voting for this man~lol

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