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GAB staff recommends Hulsey, George, Ryan remain on ballot

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Longshot Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brett Hulsey, and convicted felon and candidate for Congress Gary George should be allowed on the August 12 primary ballot, staff to the state Government Accountability Board(GAB) recommended Tuesday.

The GAB meets Tuesday to certify candidates for the ballot and vote on whether 17 challenges to nomination signatures should keep anyone from being able to run.

GAB staff recommended five candidates for state Assembly and one for state Senate not be allowed on the ballot, but said the other 11 challenged should be allowed on the ballot. Those 11 include Madison protester Jeremy Ryan, running as a Republican against U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

Staff recommended incumbents Sen. Frank Lasee of DePere, Democratic state Reps. Mandela Barnes and JoCasta Zamarripa, both of Milwaukee, and Republican state Rep. Kathy Bernier of Lake Hallie be allowed on the ballot.

The board, made up of six retired judges, was expected to hear testimony from many of the candidates who were being challenged, as well as those contesting signatures on their nomination papers for a variety of reasons.

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