Wisconsin GOP files complaint in Paul Ryan's race

Posted Thursday, June 5, 2014 --- 10:25 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Republicans are trying to get a Ryan kicked off the congressional primary ballot, but it's not former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

The state party asked elections officials Thursday to disqualify Jeremy Ryan, the lone primary challenger to the congressman. Republicans allege Jeremy Ryan is a well-known protester who misled prospective voters into thinking they were signing up to legalize marijuana, not sign his campaign petition.

More than a dozen citations have been dismissed against Jeremy Ryan for protesting at the state Capitol. But he said pictures showing him holding a green sign that reads "Sign Here. Legalize Marijuana," were taken out of context. He insisted he made clear to those signing his nomination papers that their autograph would help get him on the ballot to challenge the congressman.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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