Gubernatorial candidate not allowed to speak at convention


Published 06/06 2014 11:19PM

Updated 06/11 2014 11:23PM

WISCONSIN Dells, Wis. (WFRV) - A state representative with plans to be on the gubernatorial ballot never took the stage at the Democratic State Convention Friday night.

State Representative Brett Hulsey, (D) Madison, received more than 2000 nomination signatures, enough to be placed on the ballot. However, at Friday night's convention, he was not allowed to speak

He says he was forced to pay the $35 registration fee along with everyone else, after opponents inside the party told him he was not a legitimate candidate, and was taking too much attention away from Mary Burke.

Hulsey says he submitted multiple requests to speak, but was turned away. 

"First I signed up to volunteer so I'm going to be there at the end of the night to clean up the confetti after the party selects Mary Burke instead of waiting for an election," Hulsey says. "But I just worry that the party is being in democratic not allowing me to speak 

Some of Hulsey's 2,000-plus signatures are being challenged.

He hopes to know by next week whether he'll appear on the ballot. 

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