Times Telegram: Upstate Jobs Party Receives Enough Petitions for November

By: Times Telegram

LITTLE FALLS — Martin Babinec, independent and Reform Party candidate for Congress, announced Tuesday the Upstate Jobs Party has collected enough signatures to qualify the line for the November ballot.

“The Upstate Jobs Party has been met with incredible enthusiasm from voters of all walks of life throughout the district and I’m proud to announce we have already surpassed the signature threshold necessary — but we need more,” Babinec said in a news release. “By signing our petition, voters are sending a strong message to the career politicians and the special interests who want to keep a rigged system in place that the days of broken promises and taxpayer giveaways are coming to an end.”

State election Law requires at least 3,500 signatures from any registered voter within the congressional district, who hasn’t already signed a petition, to qualify the line.

“If you care about the future of our region, of our families and of our children, I’m asking for you to come forward, join our movement and help us gather as many signatures as possible,” said Babinec.

Other candidates up for Richard Hanna’s seat include state Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford and Democratic Broome County Legislator Kim Myers.