Deb Andraca, a community volunteer who has a background in politics, declared victory over longtime GOP Rep. Jim Ott in a suburban Milwaukee Assembly seat.
With almost 94 percent of the vote in, Andraca was at 51.6 percent, while Ott was at 48.4.
The district, which runs along Lake Michigan from Whitefish Bay to Grafton, was seen as one of Dems’ best pickup opportunities this fall after Donald Trump lost it by more than 5 points in 2016. Ott, a former TV weatherman from Mequon, was unopposed four years ago and won a close race in 2018.
This year, spending in the race hit nearly $1.2 million by...