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Democrat Jackson kicked off ballot in Milwaukee race


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- One of three Democratic candidates for an open state Assembly seat in Milwaukee will not be allowed on the ballot.

The Government Accountability Board voted unanimously Tuesday to deny ballot access to Brandon Jackson because required information was missing from his nomination papers and not enough valid signatures were collected from people who live in the district.

Jackson was vying to run to replace Rep. Mandela Barnes, who is leaving the Assembly to run against Democratic Sen. Lena Taylor. Jackson is a former aide to Taylor.

Without Jackson on the ballot there are still two Democrats running for the Milwaukee Assembly seat. They are former state Rep. Jason Fields and Darrol Gibson, political director for the advocacy group Wisconsin Jobs Now.

They will meet in the Aug. 9 primary.

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