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The deadline for petition challenges came and went quietly today, with none of the major mayoral candidates tried to knock each another off the ballot. Long shot candidate and debate crasher Christian Carter, meanwhile, now has two challenges to deal with.

“It’s a part of the process,” says Carter, who claims that he turned in roughly 4,000 signatures. That would put him at double the minimum 2,000 signatures required to make April’s primary ballot. Carter received challenges from Philip Elwood and Alonzo Edmondson, neither of whom LL could locate for comment.

Carter insists that the challenges won’t derail his campaign. “I’m getting ready to blow up this town, seriously,” Carter tells LL.

Ward 5 candidate Jacqueline Manning received the only challenge in a ward race, while the increasingly meaningless position of shadow senator, now held by Paul Strauss, saw candidates Martin Sterbal and Glenda J. Richmond challenged.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery