Eck withstands Lonegan’s challenge to her petition signatures

An administrative law judge this evening ruled that U.S. Senate candidate Alieta Eck can remain on the GOP Primary ballot.

Eck’s opponent in the primary, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, challenged Eck’s petition signatures last week, but the law judge ruled in Eck’s favor.

“We had serious concerns about the origin, collection, and notarization of Dr. Eck’s petitions and those concerns continue,” said Nachama Soloveichik, spokeswoman for the Lonegan Campaign.

Ted Maciag, Eck’s attorney, said the court saw it differently, and ruled against the objector on each point.

Maciag said the court determined no want of good faith by his client, and affirmed her valid acquisition of petition signatures.

“Dr. Alieta Eck is very pleased with Judge Delanoy’s decision, and is looking forward to the campaign,” the attorney said.

Eck withstands Lonegan’s challenge to her petition signatures