UPDATED: Pyle collects nearly 9,000 signatures for joining governor’s race


(Updated to include response from Schmidt campaign)

Conservative State Sen. Dennis Pyle on Monday morning submitted nearly 9,000 signatures to get on the ballot for governor this fall, potentially upending Republicans' chances of reclaiming the governor's office.

Arriving at the secretary of state's office with his running mate, Pyle turned in a file box with petitions containing 8,894 signatures that will need to be certified before he qualifies to get on the ballot this fall. He needs 5,000 signatures.

There's no statutory deadline for certifying the signatures, but state officials want to get it . . .


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