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Board rules against GOP candidate who gave out 34-cent gas

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It was illegal for a state Senate candidate in Green Bay to give 34-cents-a-gallon gas to drivers who filled up at a gas station on July 2.

Republican Chad Fredette said he was demonstrating how much the state's minimum mark-up law costs motorists.

But on a 6-0 vote Wednesday, the state Government Accountability Board said the move ran afoul of an anti-bribery law which says nothing of value can be given to people to encourage them to vote.

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