MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Even though the offices have lost nearly all their powers, interest remains high in running for secretary of state and treasurer.
Five secretary of state candidates and seven for treasurer filed signatures by Monday's deadline to get on the ballot. The Government Accountability Board was accepting challenges to the signatures until Thursday and meeting June 10 to certify candidates for the Aug. 12 primary. The general election is Nov. 4.
In the secretary of state race, incumbent Doug La Follette was the only Democrat to file.
Two Republicans, a Constitution Party candidate and a Libertarian also submitted signatures.
In the treasurer's race, Republican incumbent Kurt Schuller isn't seeking re-election.
Two Democrats, two Republicans, a Constitution Party candidate, a Libertarian and a Green Party candidate all filed as well.