Dr. Bob Lorinser Files For Congressional Ballot, Will Run Against Bergman
1,000 signatures are required for any Congressional candidate to be put on the ballot, with 2,000 being the maximum amount. Lorinser’s campaign gathered over 3,500 signatures thanks to volunteers hosted over 30 petition outlets, a dozen pop-up events, several drive-thru signings and had hundreds of canvassers go door-to-door to meet with voters.
“The campaign got word that we would be challenged on our petitions,” said Dr. Lorinser. “With no desire to litigate the issue, we recirculated new petitions and successfully recaptured over 3,500 internally-validated signatures in just a few weeks. The mobilization was an extraordinary and unprecedented effort by everyone involved.”
“Overcoming the technicality was a distraction,” continued Dr. Lorinser. “But, the effort proved our campaign is a threat, our volunteers and staff are remarkably capable, and we can win in August and November. I feel energized. I wasn’t going to let anyone or anything keep me off that ballot. This election is too important. It’s time to get back to the issues. I am officially challenging Jack Bergman to a televised debate. Voters need to hear from both of us, side by side, and decide who is the best candidate for the job. Especially after this outpouring of support, I’m confident I can earn the votes necessary to serve the people.”
Dr. Lorinser is unopposed in the Democratic primary election on Aug. 2, and will face incumbent Jack Bergman in the general election this Nov.