It’s official: Cindy Sheehan is on the ballot to challenge Speaker Pelosi

Ballot Access News reports that Cindy Sheehan got only a couple of hundred more valid signatures than required, placing her officially on the ballot.

The Sheehan campaign collected about 20,000 raw signatures, after a last minute push.

San Francisco election officials today certified Cindy Sheehan for the November ballot against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She had to get 10,198 signatures. Officials said she turned in 214 more than she needed.

Sheehan is the first independent House candidate to qualify for the California ballot since 1996. California’s requirement for independent candidates for U.S. House is the 4th most difficult in the nation (only Georgia, Illinois, and North Carolina have more severe requirements). She has the endorsement of the local Peace and Freedom Party and Green Party.

More of IPR’s coverage of Cindy Sheehan
and her campaign here.

13 thoughts on “It’s official: Cindy Sheehan is on the ballot to challenge Speaker Pelosi

  1. darren

    Why did Sheehan have to petition if she had the nomination of ballot-qualified parties? I’m assuming the LP candidate didn’t collect 10,000 signatures.

  2. Fred Church Ortiz

    She didn’t have their nomination, just their endorsement. She wasn’t able to be on either party’s primary ballot because of her registration history, and didn’t want to run as a write-in in either.

  3. Mike Gillis

    Not bad at all.

    If I’m not wrong, that’s more money than McKinney and Baldwin combined….

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