This just in: upon further review, Boston's election department says state senator Dianne Wilkerson didn't
provide the 300 valid signatures necessary to get on this fall's
Democratic primary ballot. (The recount--which was prompted by
Wilkerson's appeal of the city's initial ruling--put her at 291, compared to 263 on the first tally.)
Now that Wilkerson has to run a sticker campaign to advance to the
final, don't be surprised if another Democrat (or two!) decides to
launch sticker campaigns of their own. Among those reportedly
interested: ex-city council candidate Susan Passoni.