MADISON (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann has turned in enough signatures to qualify for the Wisconsin governor's primary ballot this fall as a Republican.
Neumann said running as a Republican rather than an independent puts him in a better position to work with lawmakers of that party if he's elected.
On the other hand, he said he considered himself an "American" and a "conservative" before a Republican.
He made the comments as he turned in 4,000 signatures with his nomination papers at the Government Accountability Board office in Madison. Only 2,000 signatures are needed to qualify for the ballot.
Neumann will face Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker in the September primary.
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