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UPDATE: No Recounts in State Legislative Races

POSTED: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 -- 2:40 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- None of the trailing candidates in four tight legislative races will seek a recount.

The last candidate in question, Democrat Justin Pluess, conceded defeat Wednesday to Republican incumbent Scott Krug in the 72nd Assembly District.

Republican challenger Nancy VanderMeer didn't ask for a recount by a Friday deadline in the 70th Assembly District, allowing Democratic incumbent Amy Sue Vruwink to claim victory.

Democrat Jeff Smith also didn't seek a recount by a Friday deadline in the 93rd Assembly District, which means Republican incumbent Warren Petryk will retain his seat.

Democrat Jessica King conceded defeat last week to Republican challenger Rick Gudex in the 18th Senate District.

That leaves Republicans with a 60-39 majority in the Assembly and an 18-15 advantage in the Senate.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 -- 1:30 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democrat Justin Pluess has conceded defeat in his bid for a seat in the state Assembly.

Unofficial results from the Nov. 6 election showed incumbent Republican Scott Krug held a 114-vote lead over Pluess in the race for north-central Wisconsin's 72nd Assembly District seat. Both Pluess and Krug are from Wisconsin Rapids.

Pluess released a statement Wednesday saying the official canvass showed Krug ahead by 109 votes. State Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney couldn't immediately confirm that figure, but it doesn't matter. Pluess said he won't seek a recount because election officials deserve a break and he wants to spare the taxpayers the expense.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press


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