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Hulsey turns in nomination papers, former state Sen. George running for 4th CD

Dem Brett Hulsey today turned in an estimated 2,300 signatures in his bid for guv, while former state Sen. Gary George filed to challenge U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore in the Dem primary for the 4th CD.

George, D-Milwaukee, was recalled from his state Senate seat and then pleaded guilty in a federal kickback scheme. He contended the prosecution was politically motivated, but was sentenced to four years in prison.

He said late this afternoon he respects Moore, but "but we need greater urgency and savvy in returning jobs and hope to every corner of Milwaukee County."   

State law prohibits felons from running for office. But a GAB spokesman said the agency was researching whether that state law applies to federal offices and accepted George's nomination papers.

Hulsey turned in 242 pages of nominating signatures about 15 minutes before today's 5 p.m. deadline. Hulsey said he was still collecting signatures about an hour before he turned them in because "I expect Mary Burke's political hitmen to go after every one of them."

A Burke spokesman declined comment. Burke turned in 3,778 signatures on Friday.

Candidates for statewide office need 2,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot. The deadline for any challenges to nomination papers is 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

On the GOP side, Gov. Scott Walker turned in his signatures today, as did Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

The GAB accepts a maximum of 4,000 signatures, but Walker's campaign says he collected 15,000 and Kleefisch's says she had 10,000.

-- By JR Ross


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