UPDATE: Challenged incumbents allowed on ballot

UPDATED Tuesday, June 10, 2014 --- 12:51 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Four challenged incumbents will be allowed to appear on the Wisconsin primary election ballot.

The Government Accountability Board voted Tuesday to place the candidates on the ballot.

They are Democratic state Reps. Mandela Barnes and JoCasta Zamarripa, both of Milwaukee, Republican Rep. Kathy Bernier, of Lake Hallie, and Republican Sen. Frank Lasee, of De Pere.

Their nomination papers were challenged for a variety of reasons, but the board determined that all four had enough valid signatures to be put on the ballot.

Democrats challenged Lasee's papers, arguing that he lives in Racine and not in his legislative district.

But the board decided that not enough evidence was submitted to prove that Lasee did not live in De Pere as he said he did and provided documentation to back up.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, June 10, 2014 --- 12:23 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Six candidates for the state Legislature will not be allowed on the ballot.

The Government Accountability Board voted Tuesday to certify candidates for the Aug. 12 primary.

Those six include Democratic candidate Ollie Dombrow and Republican Russell Goodwin in Milwaukee's 12th Assembly District.

The others are Democrat Steve Gulasky in the 42nd Assembly District, Democrat Justin Krueger in the 3rd Assembly District, independent William Thompkins III in the 21st Senate District and Green Party candidate Michael LaForest in the 47th Assembly District.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, June 10, 2014 --- 9:36 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Six candidates for the state Legislature should not be allowed on the ballot.

That is the recommendation of staff at the state elections board.

The Government Accountability Board was meeting Tuesday to vote on certifying candidates for the Aug. 12 primary. Seventeen candidates had their nomination papers challenged.

Board staff say 11 of them should be allowed on the ballot despite the challenges, but six should be denied access.

Those six include Democratic candidate Ollie Dombrow and Republican Russell Goodwin in Milwaukee's 12th Assembly District.

The others are Democrat Steve Gulasky in the 42nd Assembly District, Democrat Justin Krueger in the 3rd Assembly District, independent William Thompkins III in the 21st Senate District and Green Party candidate Michael LaForest in the 47th Assembly District.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Tuesday June 10, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin elections board is scheduled to consider challenges to nomination papers filed by 17 candidates seeking to be on the ballot, including four incumbents.

The Government Accountability Board planned to consider the challenges Tuesday as it met to certify candidates for the Aug. 12 primary ballot.

The incumbents facing challenges to their nomination papers are Democratic state Reps. Mandela Barnes and JoCasta Zamarripa, both of Milwaukee, and Republican Kathy Bernier, of Lake Hallie. Republican state Sen. Frank Lasee is the only incumbent senator facing a challenge.

State Rep. Brett Hulsey also faces challenges that could knock him off the ballot as he seeks to take on Mary Burke for the Democratic Party nomination.


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