More than a dozen file to run for open seats

More than a dozen file to run for open seats

More than a dozen candidates are officially vying to fill three open seats in the Wisconsin Legislature.

The deadline for filing nomination papers to run for open seats in the 10th Senate District, the 58th Assembly District and the 66th Assembly District was 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Seven candidates, including three Republicans, three Democrats and one Libertarian filed to run for the Senate seat.

One of the Republicans, Ken Rimer, turned in only 389 valid signatures but needed 400 to get on the ballot. State Elections Commission spokesman Reid Magney says it’s unclear if Rimer would be disqualified or given a chance to supply 11 more valid signatures. The Libertarian candidate, Brian Corriea, also filed only 393 valid signatures.

Five candidates — four Republicans and one Democrat — had filed to run in the 58th Assembly District. Two candidates, both Democrats, had filed to run in the 66th Assembly District.

The primary for each seat is Dec. 19. The general election is Jan. 16.

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