Ruben Gallego submits more than double amount of ballot petition signatures needed for senatorial run

Mar 6, 2024, 4:15 AM

Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz. (AP File Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)...

Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz. (AP File Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)

(AP File Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)

PHOENIX — U.S. Senate candidate Ruben Gallego submitted 14,000 ballot petition signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office on Monday.

The total is more than double the required amount of 6,556 for Democrats.

“I am so grateful to the volunteers who made today possible. They went into their communities, knocked doors and asked their neighbors to join them in supporting me,” Gallego said in a statement.

The Gallego camp implemented a “go everywhere and talk to everyone approach” which led to the campaign amassing signatures in all 15 counties in Arizona.

Gallego is expected to face Republican front-runner Kari Lake to replace outgoing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.

On Tuesday, Sinema announced she would not be running for reelection.

The Lake camp has not released information on how many signatures the campaign has acquired or submitted.

Republicans are required to submit a higher threshold of signatures – 7,072 – compared to Democrats based on the amount of registered voters in each party.

The filing deadline for candidates is April 1.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Human trafficking sting in Scottsdale leads to 42 arrests...

42 people arrested during human trafficking operation in Scottsdale

Forty-two people were arrested during a two-day operation targeting human trafficking in Scottsdale, according to authorities.

6 hours ago

Man facing charges for alleged drug trafficking in 2018-19...

Mexican drug trafficker extradited, to face charges in Arizona court

A Mexican national was extradited from his home country and will face charges for alleged drug trafficking in an Arizona court, authorities announced Wednesday.

7 hours ago

Arizona rancher Jim Chilton and his wife Sue Chilton speaks on stage  on the third day of the Repub...

3 Arizonans speak at Day 3 of Republican National Convention

Arizona rancher Jim Chilton and his wife and businessman David Lara spoke at the third day of the Republican National Convention.

9 hours ago

FILE - Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, speaks during a roundtable discuss...

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff to campaign in Arizona this week

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will campaign in Tempe in an effort to push improvement of public transportation.

10 hours ago

After a mountain lion had wandered onto the campus of the Tucson Medical Center on Friday, it was r...

Wildlife officials relocate mountain lion caught on Arizona hospital campus

After a mountain lion roamed the campus of the Tucson medical center on Friday, it was safely released into the wild on Saturday.

12 hours ago

Follow @KTAR923...

Sponsored Content by Sanderson Ford

3 storylines to get you revved up for the 2024 Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals training camp is just a couple weeks away starting on July 25, and Sanderson Ford is revved up and ready to go.

Sponsored Articles


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinic visits boost student training & community health

Going to a Midwestern University Clinic can help make you feel good in more ways than one.


Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s how to be worry-free when your A/C goes out in the middle of summer

PHOENIX -- As Arizona approaches another hot summer, Phoenix residents are likely to spend more time indoors.


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

Ruben Gallego submits more than double amount of ballot petition signatures needed for senatorial run