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Oct 11, 2012 at 6:22 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that the name of a write-in candidate won't appear on the ballot in a Duluth legislative race.

The court Wednesday denied Jay Fosle's request to be listed on the ballot. Fosle had been running as a write-in candidate without party affiliation. But after the high court agreed to replace Rep. Kerry Gauthier with Erik Simonson as the Democratic candidate, Fosle asked that his name also be printed.

Gauthier dropped his re-election campaign in August after having a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.

Fosle says the Supreme Court's decision means he will "just have to work harder."

Republican Travis Silvers is on the ballot.

Dr. David Pipho, a Duluth emergency room doctor, is registered as a write-in candidate.

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