MADISON (WRN) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court was asked Tuesday to let former State Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen be tried in his home county instead of in Madison – where his alleged misconduct was committed. Jensen was charged in 2002 with illegally running a tax funded GOP campaign machine from his State Capitol office. He was convicted 4 years later. But an appellate court ordered a new trial in 2007, in part because the jury was never told it had to decide if Jensen was trying to gain an unfair advantage in the next elections. Jensen was 1 of 5 lawmakers charged with illegal campaigning, and the other 4 struck plea deals. In response, legislators approved reforms by merging the old ethics and elections panels into a new Government Accountability Board. As part of those changes, lawmakers decided to let their own voters decide their guilt or innocence by giving them the choice of being tried for state misconduct in their home counties instead of Madison. Jensen has been trying to ever since to get his new trial moved to Waukesha County – where he had tremendous support while in the Legislature. But previous court rulings said Jensen was charged before the trial option was approved – so he didn’t qualify for it.