I am at a little bit of a loss to know whats going on in Albany, but word bubbled up this AM that general objections may have been filed against Indy petitions for Assemblywoman Russell (118AD) and Brian McGrath (122AD). Also I hear McGrath's Democratic petitions are getting the eye.
In all cases, the candidates compiled numbers of voter signatures barely over the minimum needed and within a range where a challenge could eliminate enough signatures to leave the line vacant.
If that happens look for a quick, quick effort to field an opportunity to ballot petition to create a write in primary.
Just one caveat, filing general objections merely preserves the right to file specific objections. Sometimes its good to file generals just to rattle the opponent or give them some bad press.
In this case, it could be they are lean petitions, as the big effort for Dems was getting Senator Aubertine's done in the final days.
It is routine for operatives for the parties to peruse petitions as they come in looking for obvious errors or deficiencies.
UPDATE: McGrath Campaign has sent out a press release deriding Blankenbush effort to remove him from the ballot.