The state Supreme Court says it will wait until after next week's election to take up Republican Mark Green's appeal of an order that his gubernatorial campaign give up $468,000 in donations.
In a 4-to-3 decision on Tuesday, the court said it wouldn't immediately consider Green's bid to keep the money.
In August the state Elections Board ruled the money should be forfeited because it was from political action committees not registered in the state.
The money was part of the funds Green had transferred from his congressional campaign. The money would presumably have been used
to fund his race for governor against incumbent Democrat Jim Doyle.
Green had asked the court to overturn the Elections Board order, saying it was illegal and that it unfairly targeted his campaign.
Green has set aside the money in a separate account during his appeal.