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Bateson for Congress campaign submits signatures to elections office

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The campaign for 4th Congressional District hopeful Regina Bateson submitted more than 2,000 voter signatures to place her name on the June 5 primary ballot.
Residents from 10 different California counties — every county in the district — signed a petition endorsing Bateson, the campaign said in a Feb. 8 statement.
Candidates can pay a fee to get themselves on the ballot. For people running for Congress, the fee is 1 percent of a House member's salary, which is nearly $1,800. Or instead, candidates can file the valid signatures of at least 2,000 registered voters of the district.
"I'm so proud of all the dedicated volunteers who made this happen," said Bateson in a statement. "Our successful signature drive reflects the fact that we have the strongest grassroots network in the district. Republicans and Democrats alike are stepping up and demanding better."