PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth is scheduled to stand trial in February on election law violations.

KCCR-AM reports the trial of the Sioux Falls Republican is on the calendar for Feb. 4-6 at the Hughes County Courthouse. Her trial had originally been scheduled for November.

Bosworth is charged with six counts each of perjury and filing false documents, which carry a maximum punishment of 24 years in prison and $48,000 in fines.

Authorities say the physician fraudulently attested to gathering voter signatures when she was really on a Christian mission trip to the Philippines.

Bosworth lost the June 3 Republican primary with 6 percent of the vote and was charged the following day. She said she was the victim of "political persecution."

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Information from: KCCR-AM, http://www.todayskccr.com/