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Thompson's brother concedes Wisconsin Senate loss


MADISON (AP) -- Former Gov. Tommy Thompson's younger brother has conceded he has lost the election for a state Senate seat.

Ed Thompson, a Republican, paid for a recount after initial results indicated he had lost the race for the 31st District seat to incumbent Democrat Kathleen Vinehout by 439 votes.

Thompson issued a statement on Friday saying the recount was complete and he had gained only a handful of votes. He says he called Vinehout to wish her well.

The 31st District covers a swath of far northwestern and west-central Wisconsin.

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