Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tribune Review article

Fayette candidate admits not collecting signatures
By Chris Foreman
Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Fayette County political candidate conceded Wednesday that he didn't personally collect all of his nominating signatures, but said he didn't think he did anything wrong when he identified himself as the circulator for the names gathered by his supporters.

Sean Lally said he believed it was "perfectly reasonable" to sign election affidavits confirming he was present when dozens of registered voters nominated him for county controller, although those citizens were solicited by a handful of his campaign volunteers.

Controller Mark Roberts is asking Judge Steve Leskinen to eliminate the signatures, which could threaten Lally's candidacy in the Democratic primary.

"To me, this was part of a process that I honestly believed I was doing everything according to the letter of the law," Lally testified yesterday under questioning by his attorney, Timothy Andrews...

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