WELL, THAT was quick.
Four city political hopefuls yesterday watched their campaigns end well short of the finish line.
The departed included:
* Jim Foster, a Germantown newspaper publisher who was running as an independent for City Council in the 8th Councilmanic District.
Common Pleas Judge Allan Tereshko ruled that Foster didn't have enough valid signatures on his nominating petition.
Foster's two opponents - Green Party candidate Brian Rudnick and Democrat Cindy Bass - had filed challenges against him.
Foster had also filed a challenge against Rudnick, noting that he had not been officially endorsed by the Green Party.