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The state Elections Commission is moving forward with 2022 congressional candidates beginning to circulate nomination papers April 15.

The U.S. Supreme Court two weeks ago overturned a ruling by Wisconsin’s justices that put in place legislative lines from Gov. Tony Evers. But the U.S. Supreme Court also rejected a request from the state’s GOP House members to nix the congressional map that the guv drew and the Wisconsin justices approved.

Since then, the GOP congressmen have asked the state Supreme Court to rescind its earlier ruling and allow them to submit a new map. The Wisconsin justices have yet to publicly comment on that request.

The window to circulate nomination papers begins April 15 and runs through June 1. Elections Commission spokesman Riley Vetterkind said “it is the WEC’s understanding that, since the new congressional maps selected by the Wisconsin Supreme Court remain in place, it would be appropriate for congressional candidates to begin circulating nomination papers on April 15.”

Vetterkind added the agency is waiting for direction from the state Supreme Court about the legislative maps and when nomination papers can be circulated.

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