Republican Jon Plumer wins Assembly seat in special election

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- In Tuesday's special election, Republican Jon Plumer had a sizable lead over Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd -- 53 percent to 45 percent -- and around 9:30 p.m., Groves Lloyd conceded.

However, this victory will be short lived. Plumer will have to run for re-election in November and Groves Lloyd is already registered to run against him, setting up a rematch. Plumer won’t get a chance at a committee hearing or a vote on the Assembly Floor with lawmakers not expected to return until January.

Plumer said he still plans to work hard for the district until then with a focus on education, transportation funding and health care.

This win does strengthen the Republican majority in the Assembly, 64 to 35.

Independent Gene Rubinstein was also in the race. He garnered just two percent of the vote.

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UPDATE (WKOW) --  Republican Jon Plumer won a contentious special election race for the 42nd state Assembly District over Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd.

Plumer finished with 5,713 to 4,834  over Groves Lloyd, a 53 to 45 percent margin. Independent Gene Rubinstein had 199 votes.

In the 1st Senate District in northeast Wisconsin, Democrat Caleb Frostman defeated Republican Assemblyman Andre Jacque, 14,432 to 13,800.

For more on this story: http://www.wkow.com/story/38410036/2-races-are-next-test-for-parties-in-swing-state-wisconsin

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