NEW INFORMATION: Hulsey submits signatures to get on ballot

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Even though the offices have lost nearly all their powers, interest remains high in running for secretary of state and treasurer.

   Five secretary of state candidates and seven for treasurer filed signatures by Monday's deadline to get on the ballot. The Government Accountability Board was accepting challenges to the signatures until Thursday and meeting June 10 to certify candidates for the Aug. 12 primary. The general election is Nov. 4.

   In the secretary of state race, incumbent Doug La Follette was the only Democrat to file.

   Two Republicans, a Constitution Party candidate and a Libertarian also submitted signatures.

   In the treasurer's race, Republican incumbent Kurt Schuller isn't seeking re-election.

   Two Democrats, two Republicans, a Constitution Party candidate, a Libertarian and a Green Party candidate all filed as well.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Longshot Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Rep. Brett Hulsey has filed signatures to put him on the ballot against the presumed nominee Mary Burke.

Hulsey was among the candidates who filed their papers Monday, the deadline to submit signatures required to get on the Aug. 12 primary.

The Government Accountability Board will review the signatures, and challenges, and then determine at its June 10 meeting who will be on the ballot.

Hulsey says he turned in 2,300 signatures. He needs 2,000.

Gov. Scott Walker's campaign submitted his signatures on Monday and Burke turned hers in last week.

A third lesser known Democrat, Marcia Mercedes Perkins, also filed signatures but the GAB did not immediately have a total count.
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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.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic state Rep. Brett Hulsey says he is still collecting signatures to get as many above the 2,000 minimum required to get on the ballot.

Hulsey says he has about 2,200 signatures and will be turning them in just before the Monday 5 p.m. deadline.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker turned in the maximum 4,000 allowed signatures earlier Monday. His spokeswoman Alleigh Marre says volunteers collected 15,000 signatures.

Democrat Mary Burke turned in 3,778 signatures on Friday.

The Government Accountability Board plans to meet on June 10 to discuss challenges to the signatures.

The primary is Aug. 12 with the general election on Nov. 4.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Longshot Democratic candidate for governor state Rep. Brett Hulsey says he has more than the 2,000 signatures required to get on the ballot to challenge former state Commerce Secretary Mary Burke.

Hulsey said Monday that he had about 2,200 signatures but he was still collecting them before the 5 p.m. Monday deadline.

Burke is the expected nominee to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker, but Hulsey has been running a sometimes outlandish campaign on a shoestring budget challenging her.

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.
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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.

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.


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