Dean Challenges Daley’s Petitions in PA-4 Primary

State Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) filed a petition challenge against fellow state Rep. Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) to try to get Daley off the May primary ballot.

Dean is challenging 1,199 of Daley’s 2,019 signatures according to WHYY.  

Dean’s campaign says some of the petitions Daley filed were for other candidates, including Dean and former Congressman and fellow candidate Joe Hoeffel.  

Other signatures are facing scrutiny from the Dean campaign as well.  

“There are many signatures and pages that appear to be signed by the same hand,” Dean’s campaign manager Megan Caska told WHYY.  

Daley’s lawyer, Liz Roggio, said that while they not object to striking the two pages of signatures filed for other candidates, which totals 23 signatures.  Roggio told WHYY that those types of issues happen often as circulators often ciculate for multiple candidates and sometimes put petitions into the wrong packet.  

Despite the challenge Roggio said the campaign “feel[s] confident that we’re going to be fine and that Mary Jo Daley will have no issue qualifying for the ballot.”

The case will be heard in the Commonwealth Court unless the campaigns can form an agreement about which signatures are valid and which are not.

18 Responses

  1. I find Madeleine to be a very Fashionable Dresser and having a most engaging personality with a quick wit and perfect sense of Humor Plus she is HOT looking . Mary Jo Daley looks like a Bull Dyke Lesbian .

    1. Madeleine dresses like a funeral director and has no personality so they’re even.

      1. I find Madeleine to be a very Fashionable Dresser and having a most engaging personality with a quick wit and perfect sense of Humor Plus she is HOT looking . Mary Jo Daley looks like a Bull Dyke Lesbian .

  2. This isn’t Dean’s fault – if Daley’s petitions are bad, then they are bad. Leave it the Commonwealth Court to decide.

  3. The main beneficiary here is Joe Hoeffel. He’s already got the edge, being known in the whole county, instead of just the Rep districts, and being the only male running against 3 females. Does Madeleine really think she will get Mary Jo’s volunteers and donors if she knocks her off the ballot? I don’t.

  4. A lot of MCDC Committee People are growing tired of Princess Madeleine and her sense of entitlement!

    Anybody but Dean!

      1. Madeline led by 139 Votes Joe Hoeffel got 4 Votes total

  5. I had heard that Daley had submitted just fewer than 2,000. If 23 were in fact for other candidates, then she really submitted 1,996 (which would be consistent with what I heard). I find it funny that Daley submitted petitions meant for Dean, and that Dean is challenging Daley.

    To get on the ballot, Daley would have to recover 180 of the 1,199 objections (about 15%).

    15% recovery is probably doable, but it may take going through all 1,199 to hit that. At a 30% recovery rate, it would take only about 600 signatures.

    So, it’s likely to be a long process.

    Note: I have NOT seen the line-by-line challenges, so I don’t have my own guess as to the recovery rate and validity of the objections.

    1. Dean’s camp is saying that they are challenging handwriting? I find it hard to believe they’re going to knock out 100+ signatures on handwriting alone.

  6. This is why Democrats lose! Dean wanted to be Lt. Governor and now wants to go to Congress. I hope Mary Jo Daley wins the challenge. Make up your mind Missy Dean!

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