State Rep. Brendan Boyle today survived a ballot challenge that raised more questions than it answered in state Commonwealth Court.
Larry Otter, an attorney very active in campaign-related legal actions, last week filed the challenge to Boyle's nomination petitions for his re-election bid in Northeast Philly's 170th District.
Boyle, who has no opponent in the May 29 Democratic primary election or Nov. 4 general election, is also a candidate in the highly competitive primary for the 13th Congressional District.
Otter filed the challenge in the name of Michelle Szydlowski, a voter in the 170th District, who did not attend today's hearing. Otter, who said he hasn't met or spoken with Szydlowski, declined to identify who hired him.