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Seidel defeats fake Dem in Senate Dist. 29 recall election

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MADISON (AP) — State Rep. Donna Seidel has defeated fake Democrat Jim Buckley in a Wisconsin Senate recall primary.

Seidel advances to face Republican Rep. Jerry Petrowski in a June 5 general recall election. Incumbent Sen. Pam Galloway resigned after Democrats forced her into a recall, leaving her seat open. Three other Democrats are vying to replace three incumbent
Republican senators.

All the recalls were spurred by the GOP senators’ support for Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious law restricting public workers’ union rights.

The four Democrats each faced Republicans running as Democrats in Tuesday’s primaries. The GOP recruited the fake candidates to ensure the real Democrats had to go through primaries.

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