Sheriff Barely On Mil. Mayor Ballot; Ex-Chief Runs

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke won a spot on the Milwaukee mayoral ballot yesterday with only 19 signatures above the 1,500 needed. He faces a continued legal fight from candidate Vincent Bobot, a former judge, says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Nine other candidates made the ballot without problems. The top two finishers Feb. 17 will advance to the April 6 election. The winner will replace former Mayor John O. Norquist, who left office on Jan. 2.

Clarke ran for sheriff as a Democrat, but he is considered more philosophically aligned with Republicans. The election is non-partisan. Former Police Chief Arthur Jones also is running.

Link: http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/jan04/199769.asp

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