Senator Carl Levin Files for Re-Election: 05/12/08

Volunteers collect the maximum allowed 30,000 signatures from all 83 counties to place Levin on ballot

SOUTHFIELD - Senator Carl Levin filed for re-election to the U.S. Senate today by submitting 30,000 signatures from all 83 Michigan counties to the Bureau of Elections in Lansing. Michigan law requires all U.S. Senate candidates from the two major parties to file a minimum of 15,000 signatures, and a maximum of 30,000 signatures, from registered Michigan voters in order for the candidate’s name to appear on the ballot.

“I am proud that these signatures were collected with a grassroots, all-volunteer effort in every county in Michigan,” said Senator Levin. “The people of Michigan have given me the wonderful privilege of serving our state and our country, and I appreciate the work of thousands of volunteers throughout the state to collect signatures and give me the opportunity to continue that service.”

Highlights of Senator Levin’s nominating petition gathering effort:

  • Legal maximum of 30,000 signatures were submitted.
  • Signatures from all 83 of Michigan’s counties.
  • Grassroots, all-volunteer effort.
  • Over 2,500 volunteers circulated petitions on behalf of Senator Levin.

“Michigan and the nation face enormous challenges, and the 2008 election will be important in setting our course to meet those challenges,” Levin said. “Creating jobs, fighting for manufacturing, making affordable health care available to all Americans, ending the speculation and gouging which have helped drive up gas prices, ending the war in Iraq and restoring America’s image in the world are some of the major ones.”

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