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UPDATE: Neumann concedes, endorses Tommy Thompson


UPDATE 10:15 p.m. Former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann has conceded in the Republican Senate race and endorsed Tommy Thompson.

Thompson and businessman Eric Hovde were leading in the four-person race Tuesday that was too close to call based on early returns. State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald has also conceded.

Neumann told his supporters that their work is not done and he encouraged them to help defeat Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin.

Neumann calls Baldwin "somewhere out to the left of Barack Obama in never never land."

The Republican race was the only statewide contest in Tuesday's primary. The seat is open due to the retirement of Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl.


1:00 p.m. Former U.S. Representative Mark Neumann will await Tuesday's results at the Sheraton in Brookfield.

Political experts say support for the former congressman has grown during the campaign,
But poll numbers show him third, behind Eric Hovde and former governor Tommy Thompson.

Neumann is no stranger to politics. He served four years in Congress in the 1990s.
Since then, he ran unsuccessfully for Senate in 1998 and for governor in 2010.

He looks to end his losing streak Tuesday night in the republican primary.

Newsline 9's Nate Barrett will be in Brookfield throughout the evening bringing you the latest updates from the Neumann Camp.

Follow him on twitter @natebarrettwaow

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