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Challenged incumbents allowed on ballot

  • Associated Press
  • June 10, 2014 - 12:45 PM

MADISON, Wis. — Four challenged incumbents will be allowed to appear on the Wisconsin primary election ballot.

The Government Accountability Board voted Tuesday to place the candidates on the ballot.

They are Democratic state Reps. Mandela Barnes and JoCasta Zamarripa, both of Milwaukee, Republican Rep. Kathy Bernier, of Lake Hallie, and Republican Sen. Frank Lasee, of De Pere.

Their nomination papers were challenged for a variety of reasons, but the board determined that all four had enough valid signatures to be put on the ballot.

Democrats challenged Lasee's papers, arguing that he lives in Racine and not in his legislative district.

But the board decided that not enough evidence was submitted to prove that Lasee did not live in De Pere as he said he did and provided documentation to back up.

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