Independent candidates for Congress file notice of intent in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas: Under Texas law, Independent candidates hoping to gain ballot access for office, other than the presidential office, must file notice of intent in early January if they are to circulate petitions. According to reports, petition circulation in Texas does not begin until after the primaries. However, if Independent candidates do not file by this month, they will have lost their chance to circulate their petitions in the coming year.
Despite the law, many independent candidates did not miss their chance. As of January 5, 2010, at least one independent candidate in 17 of the 32 U.S. House districts filed for candidacy. A list of said candidates can be found here.
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