MADISON -- The following is a statement from WisDems Chair Mike Tate regarding the Dane County Court ruling today regarding Representative Nygren's failure to collect enough nomination signatures.

"This is the right decision," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate. "Rep. Nygren clearly failed to submit the number of valid signatures required to secure a place on the ballot, and there is no one to blame but John Nygren and Scott Walker's Republican Party for this embarrassing failure.  The race for the 30th Senate District is now set, and the people have a clear choice: Dave Hansen and his record of fighting for middle class and working families, and David VanderLeest, who owns an altogether different record."