District 2 special election runner-up Georgia Blotzer just released a statement. She does not say clearly whether or not she intends to run in the May primary, but she offers what appear to be some clues.
After emphasizing once again her Democratic party bona fides, she adds what I think is an interesting coda:
Mr. Burn had chosen the registration deadline for those seeking the endorsement, to be January 30th. By choosing this date, he disqualified two of the candidates participating in the special election. Why were we disqualified by this date?
The structure of the special election only allows the endorsed party candidates to have their names placed on the ballot. Any other democrat or republican interested in participating in this election had to register as a third party candidate. Thus, the structure forced me to either become a third party candidate, i.e. Independent or forgo having my name placed on the special election ballot.
Because of my change in party affiliation, I was a registered Independent on January 30th and was therefore ineligible to file for the Democratic Party endorsement for the May primary. On the 29th Jim Burn denied my request for a filing extension until after the special election.
Blotzer ends by declaring, "I am once again a Democrat".