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3 Republicans square off in Wisconsin Senate primary

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Three Republicans are facing off in a special election to replace state Sen. Paul Farrow, who is leaving his Senate seat to work as Waukesha County executive.

State Rep. Chris Kapenga, of Delafield, technical college administrator and former police sergeant Brian Dorow and physician Mikael Langner face each other in Tuesday's Republican primary.

The winner will advance to face Democrat Sherryll Shaddock on July 21.

The district is heavily Republican, making the winner in Tuesday's primary the heavy favorite to win the seat. The Democrat Shaddock also ran in 2014 but got just 26 percent of the vote.

Republicans currently hold a 19-14 advantage in the Senate.

Farrow is resigning his seat on July 17. The winner's term will run through 2018.

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