Court: Minn. candidate's name won't be on ballot

7:25 PM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
Rep. Kerry Gauthier
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DULUTH, Minn. - The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that the name of a write-in candidate won't appear on the ballot in a Duluth legislative race.

The court Wednesday denied Jay Fosle's request to be listed on the ballot.

Fosle had been running as a write-in candidate without party affiliation. But after the high court agreed to replace Rep. Kerry Gauthier (GAHTH'-ee-uhr) with Erik Simonson as the Democratic candidate, Fosle asked that his name also be printed.

Gauthier dropped his re-election campaign in August after having a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.

Fosle tells the Duluth News Tribune the Supreme Court's decision means he will "just have to work harder."

Republican Travis Silvers is on the ballot. Dr. David Pipho, a Duluth emergency room doctor, is registered as a write-in candidate.

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