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Wisconsin Senate leader Fitzgerald wins US House primary

Clark McBride votes at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School after voting Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Milwaukee. Photo: AP Photo/Morry Gash. Clark McBride votes at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School after voting Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Milwaukee.

Associated Press
Created: August 11, 2020 10:04 PM

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald took a big step toward seizing an open seat in Congress, easily defeating a surveying company owner in a Republican primary as the state navigated its second statewide election since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Fitzgerald is looking to succeed the retiring Jim Sensenbrenner in southeastern Wisconsin's 5th District.

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