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Wisconsin Judge To Hear Recall Argument

Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 9:55 am

A Dane County judge is scheduled to hear arguments on behalf of a Republican state lawmaker who’s trying to get his name on the ballot for an upcoming recall election.

The hearing Friday morning stems from a lawsuit filed this week by Rep. John Nygren of Marinette. He argues that he wasn’t given a fair chance to make his case to state election officials before they declared him ineligible for the race.

We’ve reported previously that the Government Accountability Board concluded Monday that Nygren turned in only 398 valid voter signatures with his nomination papers, two shy of the minimum required.

The recall election targets Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay. He’s one of nine Wisconsin senators targeted for recall following weeks of wrangling over parts of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill.

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