- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The nomination papers for House Speaker Paul Ryan’s opponent in Wisconsin’s Republican primary are being challenged.

Paul Nehlen is among 11 candidates in the Aug. 9 primary who face ballot access challenges. The Government Accountability Board was scheduled to hear from both sides and vote on the cases starting Friday morning.

Nehlen’s nomination papers were challenged by conservative activist Orville Seymer, who alleges that Nehlen should be disqualified for listing that he lives in the city of Delavan instead of the town of Delavan, among other things. Nehlen’s attorney argued in a filing late Thursday that Nehlen went beyond requirements in listing his municipality and shouldn’t be disqualified for checking a “city” box instead of a “town” box.

Nehlen is running his first campaign in a longshot effort to knock off Ryan, an 18-year incumbent and the highest-ranking elected Republican in the country. Seymer, an open records advocate, has been active with the conservative group Citizens for Responsible Government.

Others being challenged for not having enough valid signatures are:

- 7th Congressional District Republican candidate Donald Raihala.

- 7th Congressional District Libertarian candidate Robert Burke.

- Democratic state Rep. Christine Sinicki of Milwaukee.

- Democratic state Rep. Leon Young of Milwaukee.

- Republican state Rep. Mary Czaja of Irma.

- Republican state Senate candidate Eric Wimberger, who wants to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay.

- Republican state Assembly candidate Zachary Marshall of Milwaukee, who wants to take on Democratic Rep. Daniel Riemer.

- Independent Daniel Aguayo of Madison, who wants to run against Democratic Rep. Chris Taylor.

- Libertarian Jade Thomson of Appleton, who wants to challenge Democratic Rep. Amanda Stuck.

- Democrat Jacob Wischmeier, who wants to take on Democratic Rep. Lisa Subeck of Madison.

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