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State Legislative Districts Preparing to Hold Primary Elections
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/04/2014

With an unprecedented number of Wisconsin lawmakers stepping down from their posts this year, many legislative districts will be seating new representatives during the next session. And although most of the seats will be contested, there will not be a lot of partisan primaries before the November 4 general election.

The Associated Press reports that of the 99 Assembly seats up for election, 63 of them are contested based on candidate filings made by Monday's deadline. Of those contested seats, there are 11 Democratic primaries and 18 Republican primaries.

In the Senate, 15 of the 17 seats up this year are contested. In those, there are four Democratic primaries and three Republican primaries.

The Government Accountability Board will certify the final list of candidates next month for the August 12 primary.

The agency says there are seven vacant Senate seats and 22 in the Assembly that will inevitably be filled with new representatives.

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