Atkins Missed Signature Number
According to the secretary of state’s office Bert Atkins, the former Democratic state representative who was planning to challenge Rep. Keith English in House 68 as an Independent in November, failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.
He wasn’t alone in missing the mark. So did Nick P. Gartelos in House 80 (Rep. Mike Colona incumbent), Maureen J. Fauss in House 95 (Rep. Marsha Haefner incumbent), and Melody Eye in House 118 (Rep. Ben Harris incumbent). The only Independent to qualify is Terry Hampton running for Congress against Jason Smith. See her website here.
Originally in August 27 MOScout.