Madison area Assembly incumbents easily hold seats, Baldeh and Hong win heavily contested open primaries.

Madison Ald. Samba Baldeh and restaurant owner Francesca Hong won the Dem nominations Tuesday for two open Assembly seats, making them the heavy favorites to join the chamber after the November election.
Meanwhile, Dem Reps. Lisa Subeck, of Madison, and Sondy Pope, of Mt. Horeb, easily beat back primary challenges.
In the 48th AD that Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, left to run for the state Senate, Baldeh won a four-way primary with nearly 50 percent of the vote.
With all precincts reporting, fellow Madison Ald. Lindsay Lemmer was at 35.3 percent, while attorney Walter Stewart was at 10.7 pe...

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