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Commission to decide on ballot access challenges

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Elections Commission is set to determine whether nine candidates deserve a spot on this fall's ballots.

Challengers filed complaints against the candidates alleging they didn't turn in enough valid nomination signatures to get their name on the ballot. The candidates include two Republican legislative hopefuls, three Democratic legislative hopefuls, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Dana Wachs and Andy Gronik, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson and GOP congressional candidate Timothy Rogers.

Commission staffers are recommending the panel declare that Wachs has 2,252 valid signatures and Gronik has 3,602 valid signatures, more than enough for each of them to get on the ballot.

Staff is also recommending the commission declare Nicholson has 3,906 valid signatures, 1,906 more than he needs, and Rogers has 1,033, enough to get on the ballot.

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