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Clockwise from top left: Mark Neumann, Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde and Jeff Fitzgerald.

Four Republicans face off in Senate primary


Voters across Wisconsin will go to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 14, to choose a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Herb Kohl for 24 years. Kohl, a Democrat, is retiring.

During the primary, voters will choose one of four Republicans -- Eric Hovde, Mark W. Neumann, Tommy G. Thompson or Jeff Fitzgerald -- to run in November against Tammy Baldwin, the lone Democratic candidate.

Here is a brief rundown on the GOP candidates:

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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