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Two Wisconsin legislative primaries may be decided by recount

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - One, and perhaps two state legislative races are heading toward recounts, after last week's primary ballots were made official in county canvasses Tuesday.

In the 87th Assembly District, Republican Michael Bub said he would ask for a recount, after a canvass in Rusk, Taylor, and Sawyer counties confirmed election night totals which showed him losing by 17 votes to former Rusk County supervisor James Edming.

The primary winner will face Democrat Richard Pulcher in November for an Assembly seat given up by Republican Mary Williams of Medford.

In southwest Wisconsin, canvassers said former DOT budget director Ernie Wittwer led by 7 votes over ex-Feingold staffer Pat Bomhack for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat given up by GOP moderate Dale Schultz.

Bomhack said he wanted to consult with county and state officials before deciding to seek a recount.

That primary winner faces Assembly Republican Howard Marklein for the Senate post in November.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)