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Time tight to gather signatures for Senate race

Massachusetts candidates have rarely faced more major hurdles to get on a ballot than they do in the special US Senate race, where an abbreviated signature-­gathering period, combined with rare midwinter timing, has created a one-two punch of obstacles.

Last weekend’s blizzard wiped out a critical window for signature collection, leaving candidates with little time to gather the 10,000 names needed to qualify for the primary ballot.

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