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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.


May 4, 2011 - 2:47pm