Senate petition hopeful fails to get on ballot

  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) A Mount Pleasant businesswoman hoping to run as an independent candidate against U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has failed to get on the ballot.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/1uOcrx2 ) that 54-year-old Brandon Armstrong submitted 12,600 signatures to the state Election Commission last month. But she says the agency was unable to certify that at least 10,000 of the signatures were of registered voters mas required.

Armstrong says she is disappointed and will be supporting American Party candidate Jill Bossi. Democrat Joyce Dickerson is also running.

Scott is a Republican who was appointed to the Senate by Gov. Nikki Haley in 2012. He is seeking to finish the term of Sen. Jim DeMint, who retired.

Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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