What's Hot Monday: Endorsements, Hudson's Family
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Monday on Live at 3:00, Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s Jeff Wagner and WKTI's Erin Austin appeared to talk about how significant it is when a political candidate claims to be endorsed by people that have not endorsed him or her.
A Republican Assembly candidate faces a charge of making false statements on campaign literature, including listing a man who died in April among his supporters.
Daniel Knodl is running against Democrat Charlene Brady in the Nov. 4 election for the 24th District seat held by Republican Rep. Sue Jeskewitz, who did not seek re-election.
Knodl was charged Friday in Washington County Circuit Court with the misdemeanor, which carries up to six months in jail and a $1,500 fine.
After the Sept. 9 primary, Mary Ellen Nelson of Menomonee Falls filed complaints after being falsely listed on Knodl's campaign literature as a supporter. The literature listed a number of people who hadn't endorsed Knodl.
The criminal complaint said Knodl told investigators he listed the names by mistake.
Knodl issued a statement saying he would continue with his campaign. He said that as a new candidate, he now knows he made mistakes in the campaign literature before the primary, but "they were corrected and apologies were made."
He said his attorney assures him he does not think there was a violation of state law.
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They also discussed the latest in Jennifer Hudson’s family tragedy.
The FBI says a body found in an SUV in Chicago is believed to be that of Jennifer Hudson's missing nephew.
Seven-year-old Julian King has been missing since Friday, when the Oscar winner's mother and brother were found shot to death in their home.
The body has not been positively identified, but it was found this mornring in the back seat of an SUV that matched the description of a vehicle authorities had been seeking.
Chicago police have characterized the killings as "domestic related." They have been questioning William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia. She is the boy's mother, though Balfour is not his father.
Corrections Department records show Balfour is on parole and spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle.
His mother has said Hudson's mother kicked Balfour out of the family home last winter, but denies her son had anything to do with the killings.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)