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"Fake Democrat" files to run in 29th Senate District

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - It appears there will be a Democratic primary in the 29th State Senate district. 

According to online campaign documents, James Buckley of Antigo filed paperwork Friday to run as a Democrat.

If Buckley collects enough nomination signatures it would force a primary against Democratic Asssemblywoman Donna Seidel (D-Wausau). It would also delay the general election by about a month. 

The state Republican Party confirms that Buckley is a protest candidate. 

A call to the phone number listed as Buckley's residence went to the Wisconsin GOP Google voice account. 

Former State Senator Pam Galloway had been facing a recall challenge from Seidel but resigned abruptly last month. 

Assemblyman Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) has announced his intention to run as the Republican candidate against Seidel.
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