Candidate to stay on ballot

Hills said, though, after a grueling ten hours of litigation, they were forced to concede. Hills responded to the allegations that Buhrmaster's case was not the "Republican" thing to do.

"What they are doing is not the 'Republican' thing to do," Hills said. He said this is the best chance for a Republican to win this district in a long time, and forcing a primary, and forcing Buhrmaster to use more resources, is not what is best for the party.

He said that if Vasquez lived in the district, had more signatures and had held office before, it would be different. Hills said Buhrmaster will not appeal the ruling on the petitions.

"What they are doing is helping the Democrats," Hills said.

He did say, though, that Buhrmaster will have the resources to compete in the general election in November.""

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