MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Convicted felon and former state Sen. Gary George is running for Congress in Milwaukee against fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore.
George filed signatures Monday to get on the ballot to challenge Moore for the 4th Congressional District seat she's held since 2005. If both are certified to appear on the ballot next week, they will face off in an Aug. 12 primary.
George was recalled from his state Senate office in 2003 and convicted in 2004 of one felony count of conspiring to defraud the government. Convicted felons are not prohibited from running for Congress.
George says he is running for Congress ``in response to citizen demands for stronger leadership from Milwaukee's political community.''
Moore says she welcomes George into the race.