DULUTH, Minn. - The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that the name of a write-in candidate won't appear on the ballot in a Duluth legislative race.
The court Wednesday denied Jay Fosle's request to be listed on the ballot.
Fosle had been running as a write-in candidate without party affiliation. But after the high court agreed to replace Rep. Kerry Gauthier (GAHTH'-ee-uhr) with Erik Simonson as the Democratic candidate, Fosle asked that his name also be printed.
Gauthier dropped his re-election campaign in August after having a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.
Fosle tells the Duluth News Tribune the Supreme Court's decision means he will "just have to work harder."
Republican Travis Silvers is on the ballot. Dr. David Pipho, a Duluth emergency room doctor, is registered as a write-in candidate.
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