UPDATE: Candidates file to run for Wisconsin Legislature

UPDATED Monday, June 2, 2014 --- 4:55 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Races for the state Legislature are coming into focus as candidates file the required nomination signatures by Monday's deadline.

Former Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan is one of three Democrats who filed to run for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Cullen. The other two are state Rep. Janis Ringhand and Janesville native Austin Scieszinski.

Republican Brian Fitzgerald also filed for that seat.

Two Democrats have also submitted signatures to run in the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Dale Schultz. They are Pat Bomhack, a former staffer of former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, and Ernie Wittwer, a former state Department of Transportation official.

Republican Rep. Howard Marklein is also running for that seat.

Seventeen Senate seats and all 99 Assembly seats are up.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Monday, June 2, 2014 --- 4:10 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Races for the state Legislature are coming into focus as candidates file the required nomination signatures by Monday's deadline.

Former Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan is one of three Democrats who filed to run for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Cullen. The other two are state Rep. Janis Ringhand and Janesville native Austin Scieszinski.

The primary is Aug. 12. The general election is Nov. 4.

Two Democrats have also submitted signatures to run in the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Dale Schultz. They are Pat Bomhack, a former staffer of former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, and Ernie Wittwer, a former state Department of Transportation official.

Republican Rep. Howard Marklein is also running for that seat.

Seventeen Senate seats and all 99 Assembly seats are up.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Monday, June 2, 2014 --- 10:26 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Candidates for office in Wisconsin face a Monday deadline to file the required signatures to get on the ballot this fall.

One of the major unknowns is whether Democratic state Rep. Brett Hulsey, of Madison, will get the 2,000 signatures needed to challenge former state Commerce Secretary Mary Burke. Hulsey is mounting a longshot campaign to take on Burke, the expected nominee to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

Hulsey did not immediately return a message seeking comment Monday.

Burke submitted 3,778 signatures on Friday. Walker has yet to turn his in.

Dennis Fehr, running as a member of the Peoples Party, turned in 2,014 signatures last month.

If two or more candidates are running for the same office, they will face each other in an Aug. 12 primary.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Monday, June 2, 2014 --- 5:08 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Candidates for office in Wisconsin face a Monday deadline to file the required signatures to get on the ballot this fall.

One of the larger unknowns is whether Democratic state Rep. Brett Hulsey, of Madison, will get the 2,000 signatures needed to challenge former state Commerce secretary Mary Burke. Hulsey is mounting a longshot campaign to take on Burke, the expected nominee to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

Candidates for all state legislative races, as well as attorney general, also must file by 5 p.m. Monday.

If two or more candidates are running for the same office, they will face each other in an Aug. 12 primary. The general election is Nov. 4.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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