Panel axes gubernatorial candidate

February 24, 2012

The Indiana Election Commission is removing Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Wallace from the ballot. The commission voted 3-1 Friday to uphold a challenge claiming that Wallace fell short of the signatures needed to appear on the May primary ballot. Wallace says he will pursue all options available so he can run for governor but isn't saying whether he will go to court. The four-member panel is also hearing challenges against candidates including President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Richard Lugar. GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum, who also faced a challenge, will remain on the ballot.