Normally early April is not high anxiety in politics but with a June 26 primary for federal office, the candidates for Congress in the newly minted 21st District are only breaking briefly for Easter as they scramble to get nominating petitions done for a looming deadline.
For long shot GOP hopeful Kellie Greene, that means getting enough signatures to force a Republican primary with frontrunner Matt Doheny.
Meanwhile Mr. Doheny has petitions making the rounds for three party lines and Rep. Bill Owens has the Democratic and Working Families lines.
A possible Green Party candidate could round out the field.
There is a separate petition period in June and July for state and local races, leaving operatives grumbling about going to the same households for a second time.