Kind declares victory; other House incumbents, Fitzgerald win

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, declared victory this morning after a closer-than-expected race with former Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden.
With 99.34 percent of the vote tallied, Kind led Van Orden by 11,448 votes.
Dem sources told WisPolitics.com ahead of Kind's declaration only two jurisdictions still have outstanding votes: the Town of Union in Pierce County and Town of Willow in Richland County. Combined, those two towns had 674 combined registered voters as of Sunday.
If Kind’s lead holds, all seven of Wisconsin’s House incumbents will have won re-election, though the 3rd CD was the only r...

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