Mike Huckabee on the Ballot in Illinois, I was there!

The past several days, hundreds of grassroots volunteers have worked to get petitions to Springfield, IL.

Thanks to all who worked so hard. Below is part of an article from today's the Springfield Journal Register.

I have known Mike for over 15 years and served on his staff for over 4.

Yesterday, it was one of the greatest honors of my life to sign the paper officially placing Mike Huckabee's name on the Illinois ballot for President of the United States!

Petitions come just before deadline for candidates Giuliani, Huckabee
Published Thursday, December 06, 2007

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be the last name listed on the Feb. 5 Republican Illinois primary ballot for presidential preference, and that’s just fine with his campaign organizers.

As the eight-day filing period came to an end Wednesday for GOP presidential candidates and people seeking election to be Republican National Convention delegates or alternates, petitions for four candidates for president were filed — with Huckabee’s just four minutes before the 5 p.m. deadline.

Petitions for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani were filed just three minutes earlier.
In mid-afternoon, petitions were filed for U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, and just before noon, a little-known candidate, James Creighton Mitchell Jr. of Lindenhurst, filed petitions.
While all 8 a.m. filers on the first day of filing — Nov. 28 — will be in a lottery for top ballot position, all who filed later are listed on the primary ballot in the order they filed.

“Many of the communications experts believe that people see the first and last thing most clearly in any list or group, so we think it’s quite a gamble to come in the first day for the lottery, and we thought we could nail the last spot, so that’s what we did,” said Shane Henry, a lawyer and ballot-access delegate coordinator with the Huckabee campaign who filed 5,000 signatures for the candidate at the State Board of Elections. Presidential candidates need 3,000 valid signatures.