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Newspaper to Legislature in 3 years: Todd Novak

Updated: 11/18/2014 - A newspaper editor, turned mayor, is now preparing to be a state assembly member. After winning an extremely close election, Republican Todd Novak talked about the race for the 51st assembly district.

Wisconsin Assembly Democrats stay with leader

Posted: 11/11/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Democrats have decided to stick with Peter Barca as Assembly minority leader despite a lackluster showing in last week's elections.

Assembly GOP elects leadership

Updated: 11/10/2014 - The assembly majority party now has some new leadership, Republicans held elections today for this coming term.

Burke doesn't want to run again statewide

Posted: 11/10/2014 - Democrat Mary Burke says she definitely will not run for U.S. Senate in two years or any other statewide office after she was defeated in the governor's race against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

Lazich elected Senate president

Posted: 11/06/2014 - Sen. Mary Lazich of New Berlin has been chosen by her Republican colleagues to serve as president of the state Senate.

Campaign season is over, what's next for Wisconsin?

Updated: 11/05/2014 - It was a long election season, but now that the attack ads, debates, and campaigning are over--- what is left here in Wisconsin? NBC15 caught up with a political expert who says this governorship will likely be a short one.

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WMTV Election Results

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Governor

Reporting: 100%
Scott Walker (GOP)1,259,162
52%
WinnerWinner
Mary Burke (Dem)1,121,555
47%
Robert Burke (Lib)18,375
1%
Dennis Fehr (Ind)9,004
0%
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Attorney General

Reporting: 100%
Brad Schimel (GOP)1,211,218
52%
WinnerWinner
Susan Happ (Dem)1,065,780
45%
Thomas Nelson (Lib)71,493
3%
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Secretary of State

Reporting: 100%
Doug La Follette (Dem)1,159,836
50%
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Julian Bradley (GOP)1,073,407
46%
Andy Craig (Lib)58,882
3%
Jerry Broitzman (CST)25,849
1%
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Treasurer

Reporting: 100%
Matt Adamczyk (GOP)1,118,834
49%
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David Sartori (Dem)1,025,500
45%
Ron Hardy (Grn)65,933
3%
Jerry Shidell (Lib)52,979
2%
Andrew Zuelke (CST)28,112
1%
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Referendum Transportation Fund

Reporting: 100%
Yes1,729,609
80%
WinnerWinner
No435,842
20%
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U.S. House District 1

Reporting: 100%
Paul Ryan (GOP)182,118
63%
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Rob Zerban (Dem)105,465
37%
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U.S. House District 2

Reporting: 100%
Mark Pocan (Dem)224,548
68%
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Peter Theron (GOP)103,303
32%
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U.S. House District 3

Reporting: 100%
Ron Kind (Dem)155,221
57%
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Tony Kurtz (GOP)118,669
43%
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U.S. House District 6

Reporting: 100%
Glenn Grothman (GOP)169,625
57%
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Mark Harris (Dem)122,146
41%
Gus Fahrendorf (Lib)6,850
2%
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State Senate District 13

Reporting: 100%
Scott Fitzgerald (GOP)48,232
63%
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Michelle Zahn (Dem)28,683
37%
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State Senate District 15

Reporting: 100%
Janis Ringhand (Dem)36,348
59%
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Brian Fitzgerald (GOP)24,759
41%
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State Senate District 17

Reporting: 100%
Howard Marklein (GOP)34,570
55%
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Pat Bomhack (Dem)28,160
45%
Ernie Wittwer (Dem)0
0%
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State Assembly District 37

Reporting: 100%
John Jagler (GOP)14,394
59%
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Mary Arnold (Dem)10,051
41%
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State Assembly District 38

Reporting: 100%
Joel Kleefisch (GOP)17,473
63%
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Tom Chojnacki (Dem)10,272
37%
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State Assembly District 39

Reporting: 100%
Mark Born (GOP)16,785
74%
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Richard Bennett (Ind)5,975
26%
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State Assembly District 43

Reporting: 100%
Andy Jorgensen (Dem)14,107
60%
WinnerWinner
Leon Hebert (GOP)9,487
40%
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State Assembly District 44

Reporting: 100%
Debra Kolste (Dem)13,347
68%
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Jacob Dorsey (GOP)6,292
32%
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State Assembly District 47

Reporting: 100%
Robb Kahl (Dem)20,309
82%
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Phillip Anderson (Lib)4,592
18%
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State Assembly District 49

Reporting: 100%
Travis Tranel (GOP)12,176
61%
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Chad Henneman (Dem)7,675
39%
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State Assembly District 50

Reporting: 100%
Ed Brooks (GOP)11,769
58%
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Christopher Miller (Dem)8,597
42%
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State Assembly District 79

Reporting: 100%
Dianne Hesselbein (Dem)18,812
62%
WinnerWinner
Brent Renteria (GOP)11,395
38%
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State Assembly District 81

Reporting: 100%
Dave Considine (Dem)12,534
54%
WinnerWinner
Ashton Kirsch (GOP)10,606
46%

WMTV Election Results

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Columbia County Sheriff

Total Votes: 23,742 Reporting: 100%
Dennis Richards (R) 13,559
57%
Jesse Weaver (D) 10,183
43%
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Richland County Sheriff

Total Votes: 6,544 Reporting: 100%
James Bindl (R) 4,521
69%
Paul Higgins (I) 2,023
31%
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Sauk County Sheriff

Total Votes: 24,984 Reporting: 100%
Paul Hefty (D) 8,567
34%
Chip Meister (R) 16,417
66%
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Should School District of Black Hawk be allowed to exceed revenue limit for operating costs?

Total Votes: 1,086 Reporting: 95%
Yes 362
33%
No 724
67%
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Shall the Delavan-Darien School District be authorized to exceed state revenue limits in order to pay operating costs?

Total Votes: 5,655 Reporting: 100%
Yes 2,689
48%
No 2,966
52%
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Evansville School District Question #1: Increase revenue limits for curriculum?

Total Votes: 4,199 Reporting: 100%
Yes 2,317
55%
No 1,882
45%
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Evansville School District Question #2: Increase revenue limits for buildings?

Total Votes: 4,208 Reporting: 100%
Yes 2,343
56%
No 1,865
44%
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Hillsboro School District Question 1: Exceed revenue limit?

Total Votes: 1,338 Reporting: 100%
Yes 607
45%
No 731
55%
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Hillsboro School District Question 2: Money for district buildings?

Total Votes: 1,321 Reporting: 100%
Yes 606
46%
No 715
54%
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Oregon School District Question #1: General obligation bonds for new building?

Total Votes: 10,160 Reporting: 100%
Yes 6,304
62%
No 3,856
38%
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Oregon School District Question #2: Exceed revenue limit to pay for operation expenses?

Total Votes: 10,099 Reporting: 100%
Yes 6,084
60%
No 4,015
40%
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River Ridge School District: Issue bonds to pay renovation costs of building?

Total Votes: 1,190 Reporting: 90%
Yes 472
40%
No 718
60%
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Waunakee School District Question #1: General obligation bonds for new building?

Total Votes: 9,579 Reporting: 90%
Yes 5,975
62%
No 3,604
38%
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Waunakee School District Question #2: Exceed revenue limit to operating expenses?

Total Votes: 9,526 Reporting: 90%
Yes 5,687
60%
No 3,839
40%
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Shall the Whitewater Unified School District be authorized to exceed the revenue limit to maintain elementary class sizes, student support services, etc?

Total Votes: 6,760 Reporting: 100%
Yes 4,397
65%
No 2,363
35%
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Should Cuba City borrow up to $1.8m in bonds to build a community center?

Total Votes: 0
Yes
No
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Shall Town of Ixonia be allowed to exceed 2015 tax levy limit for road repair and increase the levy for the next fiscal year?

Total Votes: 2,267 Reporting: 100%
Yes 609
27%
No 1,658
73%
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Shall City of Janesville be allowed to increase tax levy limit from 2015-2019?

Total Votes: 22,153 Reporting: 100%
Yes 8,252
37%
No 13,901
63%
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Shall Middleton Storm Water Utility be permitted to charge customers an annual charge of $15.00 per runoff unit?

Total Votes: 9,289 Reporting: 100%
Yes 6,049
65%
No 3,240
35%
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Shall the person holding the office of treasurer in Town of Beaver Dam by appointed by town board?

Total Votes: 566 Reporting: 100%
Yes 404
71%
No 162
29%
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Shall the person holding office of town clerk on Town of Beaver Dam be appointed by the town board?

Total Votes: 1,729 Reporting: 100%
Yes 993
57%
No 736
43%
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Shall Village of Brooklyn continue local municipal court system?

Total Votes: 394 Reporting: 100%
Yes 239
61%
No 155
39%
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Should Village of Brooklyn municipal court merge with Village of Belleville's system?

Total Votes: 391 Reporting: 100%
Yes 168
43%
No 223
57%
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Should Village of Brooklyn municipal court system be run by Dane and Green counties?

Total Votes: 977 Reporting: 100%
Yes 360
37%
No 617
63%
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Town of Freedom: Should Town Treasurer be appointed by town board?

Total Votes: 239 Reporting: 100%
Yes 130
54%
No 109
46%
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Town of Delton: Shall person who is Office of Clerk-Treasurer be appointed by Town Board?

Total Votes: 875 Reporting: 100%
Yes 498
57%
No 377
43%
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Town of Freedom: Should Town Clerk be appointed by town board?

Total Votes: 242 Reporting: 100%
Yes 140
58%
No 102
42%
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Should Iowa County continue to support Bloomfield in providing rehab and nursing care?

Total Votes: 9,642 Reporting: 95%
Yes 8,413
87%
No 1,229
13%
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Shall person holding the combined office of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer in the Town of Palmyra be appointed by the Town Board?

Total Votes: 604 Reporting: 100%
Yes 228
38%
No 376
62%
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Shall Clerk in Town of Primrose be appointed by Town Board?

Total Votes: 361 Reporting: 100%
Yes 199
55%
No 162
45%
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Shall the persons holding the offices of town clerk and town treasurer in the Town of Sullivan be appointed by the town board?

Total Votes: 1,043 Reporting: 100%
Yes 544
52%
No 499
48%
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Town of Sumpter: Should Town Treasurer be appointed by Town Board?

Total Votes: 299 Reporting: 100%
Yes 184
62%
No 115
38%
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Town of Sumpter: Should Town Clerk by appointed by Town Board?

Total Votes: 299 Reporting: 100%
Yes 190
64%
No 109
36%
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Shall all candidates in Town of Westford be nominated at a nonpartisan primary?

Total Votes: 566 Reporting: 100%
Yes 404
71%
No 162
29%
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City of Stoughton Constitutional question on corporations?

Total Votes: 16 Reporting: 100%
Yes 7
44%
No 9
56%
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Village of Oregon Constitutional question on corporations?

Total Votes: 4,715 Reporting: 100%
Yes 3,718
79%
No 997
21%
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Dane County: Should lawmakers accept federal funds for BadgerCare?

Total Votes: 210,812 Reporting: 84%
Yes 172,038
82%
No 38,774
18%
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Jefferson County: Should lawmakers accept federal funds for BadgerCare?

Total Votes: 32,895 Reporting: 100%
Yes 25,890
79%
No 7,005
21%
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Rock County: Should lawmakers accept federal funds for BadgerCare?

Total Votes: 55,816 Reporting: 100%
Yes 36,365
65%
No 19,451
35%
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Dane County: Should state increase minimum wage to $10.10?

Total Votes: 216,682 Reporting: 84%
Yes 159,071
73%
No 57,611
27%
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Rock County: Should state increase minimum wage to $10.10?

Total Votes: 56,612 Reporting: 100%
Yes 36,334
64%
No 20,278
36%

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