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New report says high number of candidates speaks to anger

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MADISON (AP) -- A new report says the high number of candidates running for the Wisconsin Legislature in November, speaks to voter discontent.

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance report shows that the 314 are people running for the Legislature this year. That's 29 percent higher than four years ago.

Taxpayer Alliance President Todd Berry says the increase speaks to voter dissatisfaction with the status quo, the two parties and incumbents in general.

There has been a surge in third-party candidates this year with 26 compared to just nine in 2006.

Online Reporter: Colby Robertson

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