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Democrat King concedes defeat in
state Senate race to Republican Gudex

WTAQ Radio [Green Bay, WI], by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/14/2012 12:04:49 PM

OSHKOSH, WI - Republicans will have a firm three-vote majority in the Wisconsin Senate, after Democratic incumbent Jessica King of Oshkosh conceded her close election Tuesday. King lost by 0.7 percent to Fond du Lac Republican Rick Gudex – but she wanted to see the official canvasses from last Tuesday’s voting before deciding whether to seek a recount. Gudex said he increased his lead by 9 votes after the canvasses in Fond du Lac and Winnebago counties, with Dodge County’s canvass coming up Wednesday. Republicans held the seat for 35 years before King defeated Randy Hoppe

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A little bit of good news from Badgerland.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/14/2012 12:13:22 PM     (No. 9013943)

Hmmm...Wisconsin has a Republican governor, a Republican majority senate, and an overwhelmingly Republican majority house. Yet Obama won, 52-46. Does that make sense?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wiseagle, 11/14/2012 12:25:01 PM     (No. 9013974)

It´s simple Susannah...Many Dims voted only in Pres and US Senate race. 600000 did so. That´s the difference between the recall vote and this. These non-civic minded folks can´t be bothered with local and state issues. This is why Pubs do better in mid-term elections. That helped Walker and Ron Johnson in 2010.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/14/2012 12:29:06 PM     (No. 9013985)

Yes, it does, #1, they´re within driving distance of Chicago.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: submariner, 11/14/2012 12:32:14 PM     (No. 9013994)

This reverses the minor setback from the WI recall election in June: the left would have had a 1 vote majority, but the Senate wasn´t to reconvene until after January, so it evaporated and the Republicans reclaimed their previous majority. But remember - the left never gives up. The reforms should be codified in the State Constitution.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 11/14/2012 1:46:59 PM     (No. 9014213)

It´s hard to believe Gudex won by 9 votes. That´s within the margin of fraud that democrats almost always enjoy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/14/2012 2:31:09 PM     (No. 9014290)

Is King a lesbian? They seem to do well in Wisconsin elections...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/14/2012 5:37:44 PM     (No. 9014707)

The Dems figured it would take at least three car trunks full of ´misplaced ballots´ to cover that vote deficit - five if the cars were Prius(s).

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