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Calley mistakenly filed some signatures for other candidates

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Posted at 9:35 AM, Apr 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 09:35:51-04

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley inadvertently turned in dozens of nominating petitions for other candidates in unrelated races as part of his bid to qualify for the ballot.

The Detroit News reports at least 47 sheets submitted by the lieutenant governor contained signatures for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Sandy Pensler and two petitions were for U.S. House hopeful Nancy Skinner, a Democrat.

Michael Stroud, a consultant for Calley's campaign, says the petitions were accidentally submitted because a circulator collected signatures for a number of candidates.

Stroud says it "doesn't impact the total count," since more than 25,000 signatures were properly filed -- about 10,000 more than needed.

The newspaper says the erroneous petitions were discovered by a super PAC supporting Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is running for governor.