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State Rep. Tom Tiffany will run for state senate seat

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(WAOW) -- A state representative from the Northwoods announced plans to run for state senate in the fall.

Republican Tom Tiffany is currently the assemblyman for the 35th district -- covering much of Lincoln and Langlade counties. Tiffany looks to fill the seat held by current democratic State Senator Jim Holperin, who announced he would retire after this term.

Tiffany said he wants to focus on bringing more control to the local level and keep more money in voters' pockets.

"I think regardless of your political stripe, most people agree that giving more control to state government and federal government hasn't worked out the best for us," said Tiffany.

Tiffany acknowledged the fact that the collective bargaining issue will continue to come up in 2012 elections. But he said he believes the reforms are working and has high hopes for Wisconsin's future.

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