INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - John McCain and Barack Obama have filed the
necessary petitions to be on the ballot in Indiana's May 6th presidential primary.
Obama's Indiana coordinator Kip Tew turned in more than 6,200
signatures supporting Obama to the secretary of state's office yesterday. They included at least 500 signatures from each of the state's nine congressional districts - the necessary number to get on the Democratic ballot.
Attorney General Steve Carter and state Republican chairman Murray Clark delivered the required signatures on behalf of McCain.
Republican Mitt Romney already had filed in Indiana, but he has
since suspended his presidential campaign.
The deadline to file is February 22nd.
In Ohio, former senator and astronaut John Glenn endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, praising the former first lady for her focus on building the country's educational and research capabilities.
Governor Strickland joined Glenn in making the announcement in
Ohio and Texas will hold primaries on March 4. Those are states
where Clinton held wide leads in polls taken before the primary season began.
Democrat Glenn served in the U.S. Senate for 24 years, an Ohio record. He's best known outside the state as the first American to orbit Earth, in the Mercury 7 capsule in 1962.
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