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Green Party Kahn files petitions

Green Party congressional candidate Lynn Kahn, center, filed her petition signatures on Wednesday at the New York State Board of Elections in Albany with Green Party members Adam Brunelle, Warren County Greens, and Demoyne George, Upper Hudson Greens. 

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I just checked in with the NY-21 congressional challengers hoping to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, to see if they were able to get the required 1,250 petition signatures by Thursday's deadline to get their name on the ballot.

All seven Democratic congressional challengers will continue on to the primary in June. Several have already filed their petitions with the New York State Board of Elections in Albany and the remainder are filing on Thursday.

Incumbent Stefanik, filed on Monday with over 8,500, according to a campaign release.

Of the seven Democratic challengers who have already filed their petitions, their combined totals surpass Stefanik's number: Tedra Cobb, Canton, 5,300; Don Boyajian, Cambridge, over 3,000; Katie Wilson, Keene, over 2,000; Patrick Nelson, Stillwater, 1,769. 

Emily Martz, Saranac Lake, filed her petitions on Tuesday, but I do not have the total number of signatures yet.

David Mastrianni, Schroon Lake, and Dylan Ratigan, Saranac Lake, said they will be filing their petitions on Thursday. And Mastrianni added on Wednesday that he was counting the total.

Green Party congressional candidate Lynn Kahn, Schroon Lake, also filed on Wednesday afternoon and will be on the ballot for the November election.

No word yet from Republican Russ Finley, Lisbon.

Check back on Thursday for the full story in The Post-Star. 

Kathleen Phalen-Tomaselli is a features writer at The Post-Star. She can be reached at kphalen-tomaselli@poststar.com for comments or story ideas. 

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