NEW INFORMATION: George may be short on signatures needed to run for Congress

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Convicted felon and former state Sen. Gary George may not have enough signatures on his nomination papers to run for Congress in Milwaukee against fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore.

George filed signatures Monday to get on the ballot to challenge Moore for the 4th Congressional District seat she's held since 2005. He needed to submit 1,000 valid signatures. The Government Accountability Board says based on a tentative count as of midday Tuesday he has 754 signatures.

George's campaign sent an email saying there were "minor circulator information omissions" that were not a significant problem and will be fixed.

The board was meeting on June 10 to certify candidates for the Aug. 12 primary.

Moore says she welcomes George, who was recalled from office in 2003, to the race.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) --Convicted felon and former state Sen. Gary George is running for Congress in Milwaukee against fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore.

George filed signatures Monday to get on the ballot to challenge Moore for the 4th Congressional District seat she's held since 2005. If both are certified to appear on the ballot next week, they will face off in an Aug. 12 primary.

George was recalled from his state Senate office in 2003 and convicted in 2004 of one felony count of conspiring to defraud the government. Convicted felons are not prohibited from running for Congress.

George says he is running for Congress "in response to citizen demands for stronger leadership from Milwaukee's political community."

Moore says she welcomes George into the race.


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