State Rep. Kapenga wins Wisconsin Senate primary in heavily GOP Waukesha district

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MADISON, Wisconsin — State Rep. Chris Kapenga of Delafield is headed to a general election to replace state Sen. Paul Farrow, who is leaving his seat to work as Waukesha County executive.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) Kapenga beat technical college administrator and former police sergeant Brian Dorow and physician Mikael Langner in the Republican primary Tuesday.

Preliminary returns show Kapenga earned 52 percent of the vote, according to the newspaper.

Kapenga will face Democrat Sherryll Shaddock in the July 21 general election.

The Waukesha district is heavily Republican, making Kapenga the favorite. Shaddock also ran in 2014 but got just 26 percent of the vote.

Republicans currently hold a 19-14 advantage in the Senate.

Farrow is resigning his seat on July 17. The winner's term will run through 2018.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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