Supreme Court Won't Let Fosle on Ballot

Posted at: 10/10/2012 5:25 PM

The Minnesota Supreme Court decided Wednesday not to allow Jay Fosle's name to be added to the ballot, but the independent House candidate says he will continue his write-in campaign.

Fosle sought to have his name added to the ballot in House District 7B after the high court ruled that Erik Simonson, the DFL nominee, could be added to the ballot after the deadline.  Fosle and Simonson had launched write-in campaigns after incumbent DFL Rep. Kerry Gauthier announced he wouldn't seek re-election.

After the ruling Wednesday, Fosle said he is going to campaign harder.  "When I get invested in something, I go 100 percent," he said.

Fosle contends the Supreme Court ruling allowing Simonson on the ballot goes against state statues that normally only allow a name to be added after the deadline if a candidate dies.

Fosle and Simonson are running against Republican Travis Silvers for the 7B House seat, which covers western and part of central Duluth.