For months, John Brunner -- mostly through John Hancock -- has stated that he intends to get into the GOP primary for United States Senate. However, contrary to federal election requirements, he has yet to file as a candidate.
The rules allow an individual who genuinely has not decided to run for office to "test the waters," and to defer filing until a decision is made. But he becomes a candidate if he or she takes actions that reflect actual candidacy – for example, by making or authorizing "written or oral statements that refer to him or her as a candidate for a particular office.”
Brunner has been clear in his intentions for months. For instance, in July he told polticmo.com that he was "ready to jump in" the senate race.
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