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Wis. special election on Tuesday gets contentious


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Voters on Tuesday will weigh in on three Assembly district races after months of tension at the state Capitol.

Special elections will be held for seats vacated by Republicans who took posts in Gov. Scott Walker's administration in January.

Two of the seats are in Republican territories and even if Democrats picked up all three, it would do little to shrink a large GOP majority in the Assembly, which now is 57-37, with one Independent and another vacancy that will be filled later.

The race considered most competitive has focused on Walker's proposed budget and his plan to curtail collective bargaining rights for most public employees.

That's District 94, which comprises rural La Crosse County and parts of Monroe County, where Democrat Steve Doyle is running against Republican John Lautz.

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