Obama pummels Clinton in bid for ballot signatures

The Barack Obama campaign made a statement Monday as the Democratic Party’s tallies of signatures to get presidential candidates on the ballot in New Jersey showed Obama smothering the Hillary Clinton campaign, by almost 2,000 votes.

Each presidential candidate needed at least 1,000 signatures to get on the Feb. 5th New Jersey primary ballot, according to the state Division of Elections.

Here are the numbers of submitted signatures: Obama, 5,380; Clinton, 3,458; John Edwards, 1,958; Joe Biden, 1,018; Bill Richardson, 1,305; and Dennis Kucinich, 1,052.

Among the missing were Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut and former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska.

Obama pummels Clinton in bid for ballot signatures