WI-Senate: Final field set Hotlist
by benmasel, Wed Jul 12, 2006 at 04:04:54 AM EDT
Yesterday was the final day to file Nomination Papers in Wisconsin.
I qualified for the Senate ballot with 2,178 valid signatures, and another 63 with correctable errors, against a requirement of 2,000.
Also making the ballot, Republican Attorney Robert Gerald Lorge, and the Green Party's Rae Vogeler.
Libertarian Dave Redick, who'd started his run as an anti-war Republican, but jumped after being dissed at their State Convention, apparently fell short in circulating papers, as he did not file.
Republican State Senator Glen Grothman provided the suspense, arriving at the State Elections Board just after filing closed. (cont)
Grothman had only entered the race last weekend. He claimed to have ammassed 3,000 signatures, but to have decided not to make a run for fear that a poor showing would be considered a repudiation of his "Conservative" principles.
He worried that he'd be entering late, without a professional Campaign Manager or support staff in place,and that while the RSCC had offered pros, they'd be the leftovers.
Finally, just after the assembled reporters had turned off their tapes, he said "I'm throwing my support to Ben Masel."
Grothman did not, however, donate the $1 maximum I'm accepting for my swelling campaign coffers.
Snailmail donations only.
A Senator you can afford.
Masel for Senate
1214 E. Mifflin
Madison, WI 53703
received to date: $712
expenditures to date: $106.24
cash on hand: $605.76