- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - Presidential hopefuls are facing a key deadline in Massachusetts this week.

Monday is the last day for candidates to file nomination papers with Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office. The deadline is 5 p.m.

Galvin has already randomly chosen the order in which the Republican candidates will appear on the ballot, assuming they complete the final steps.

Leading the ballot is Jim Gilmore, followed by Lindsey Graham, Donald J. Trump, Ted Cruz, George Pataki, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and John R. Kasich.

Since the drawing, Graham and Pataki have suspended their campaigns.

The order of the Democratic ballot will be Bernie Sanders, followed by Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton.

The primary is Tuesday, March 1.


Online: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2016-Presidential-Primary-Calendar.pdf

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