Prince William County BOS Chairman and conservative candidate for governor Corey Stewart passed the Republican Party of Virginia’s pre-check process for ballot access today.
This is the first step for a candidate in a state-run primary and it is no easy task. The minimum requirements for statewide candidates are at least 10,000 signatures of registered Virginia voters which must include at least 400 from each of Virginia’s eleven congressional districts. In order for a campaign to meet these requirements, they must be organized throughout the entire commonwealth. While it is just the first step, collecting signatures at such a high volume is deliberately a difficult hurdle to meet.
Cheers to the Stewart campaign for completing this phase in a judicious manner. They turned in 15,552 signatures! Well done.