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Democratic state lawmaker running for lieutenant governor

State Rep. Sara Rodriguez, of Brookfield, announced plans Monday to run for lieutenant governor.
State Rep. Sara Rodriguez, of Brookfield, announced plans Monday to run for lieutenant governor.(Campaign Photo / Sara Rodriguez for Lt. Gov.)
Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 11:53 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2021 at 11:54 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker from suburban Milwaukee is running for lieutenant governor, setting up a primary with a longtime state senator from Milwaukee.

State Rep. Sara Rodriguez, of Brookfield, announced plans Monday to run for lieutenant governor.

She will face state Sen. Lena Taylor, who has been in the Senate for 18 years. The winner of the Aug. 9 primary will be paired with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers as his running mate.

The office of lieutenant governor is open after current Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes decided to run for U.S. Senate next year.

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