Wisconsin Special Election Today For Vacant Assembly Seats

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at 6:36 am

Three vacant Wisconsin Assembly seats are up for grabs in a special election today to replace three Republicans who took posts in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration.

The GOP expects to hold at least two of the seats, but would still maintain a large majority in the Assembly even if all three seats went to Democrats.

The most competitive race is in western Wisconsin’s District 94 where Democrat Steve Doyle is running against Republican John Lautz. The winner replaces Mike Huebsch of West Salem, who was appointed by Gov. Walker as secretary for the Department of Administration.

Republicans currently control the Assembly 57-37, with one independent and one other vacancy.

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