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All I know is what I read in the papers

If I didn't know better, I'd think that Republicans did well by winning two out of three vacant Assembly seats in special elections on Tuesday.

Most of the coverage failed to mention that a Democrat, Steve Doyle, picked up a seat last held by Gov. Scott Walker's right-hand man, former Assembly speaker now Dept. of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch.

Doyle won despite massive Republican "independent" spending, including nearly $100,000 in negative TV spots and many nasty and untrue mailings from a group run by Scooter Jensen, the disgraced former Speaker.

And Doyle won handily despite the negative effort against him. 

To its credit, the AP reported it correctly.

Published

May 4, 2011 - 2:47pm

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