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Candidates face nomination deadline

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Candidates wanting to run for La Crosse's open mayoral seat have until 5pm to turn in their nomination papers.

Today is the deadline for all candidates in Wisconsin to turn in papers to run for elected office.

Although there are 14 people listed as declared candidates for La Crosse Mayor, several of them, including former mayor John Medinger, have dropped out of the race. 


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A state Supreme Court hopeful, the state schools superintendent and his challenger all have filed nomination papers for this spring's elections.
   Candidates had until the end of the day Wednesday to turn in at least 2,000 valid signatures to the Government Accountability Board.
   Supreme Court hopeful Ed Fallone turned in what he said were 3,246 signatures early Wednesday afternoon. He is trying to take Justice Pat Roggensack's seat. She turned in what she said were 4,000 signatures last week. Lemon law attorney Vince Megna also has registered to run in the race but hadn't turned in any signatures by mid-afternoon.
   Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers turned in what he said were 5,500 signatures shortly after Fallone deposited his papers. Evers' challenger, Don Pridemore, turned in 2,085 Wednesday morning.


Statewide, two state Supreme Court hopefuls say they'll turn in their nomination papers Wednesday afternoon.

Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone and lemon law attorney Vince Megna have registered with the state Government Accountability Board to challenge Justice Pat Roggensack in this spring's elections.

They each have until the close of business Wednesday to turn in nomination papers with at least 2,000 signatures to secure a spot on the ballot. Roggensack turned in what she said were 4,000 signatures last week.

State Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers and his challenger, state Rep. Don Pridemore, also have until the end of the day to turn in their signatures.

GAB officials have scheduled a primary for Feb. 19. The general election will follow on April 2.

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