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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 3:24am

New Schools Chief Races For Indy Signatures

Georgia’s new State School Superintendent Bradley Bryant has until July 13 to gather more than 40,000 verifiable signatures in order to run for the office as an independent.

Bryant was a member of the state school board when he was tapped by Governor Sonny Perdue to fill-out the term of departing Superintendent Kathy Cox.

Bryant wants to run for the post as an independent because he missed the GOP’s party primary date.

To get on the ballot in November he has to gather over 2,000 signatures a day over the next three weeks.

Bryant says he’s not sure if he’ll need paid help.

“I don’t know yet. I hope that we can get 44,000 folks with volunteer efforts. But that’s gonna be something that we’re gonna work really hard on. We have the Fourth of July weekend.”

Governor Perdue has said he will help Bryant gather signatures, but Georgia’s Republican Party says it will not assist in any way, and instead back the Republican who wins the primary.

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