Republican Candidate from Germantown Charged with Campaign Violation

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WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) _ A Republican Assembly candidate faces a charge of making false statements on campaign literature, including listing a man who died in April among his supporters.

Daniel Knodl of Germantown is running against Democrat Charlene Brady in the November 4th election for the 24th District seat held by Republican Representative Sue Jeskewitz, who did not seek re-election.

Authorities say Knodl falsely listed people on campaign literature as supporters even though they hadn't endorsed him. The charge carries up to six months in jail and a $1,500 fine.

Knodl issued a statement saying he'll continue with his campaign.

He says that as a new candidate, he now knows he made mistakes in the campaign literature before the primary, but ``they were corrected and apologies were made.''