Democrat Mark Pocan, owner and operator of Budget Signs & Specialties in Madison, Wisconsin, was elected as the next representative for the Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District last night by a wide margin against his challenger, Republican Chad Lee (68% to 32%).
From the Wisconsin State Journal –
Pocan, 48, was the heavy favorite, and his victory in the low-wattage race keeps the solidly liberal district in the Democratic column, where it’s been since 1998. He replaces U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who gave up the seat this year to run for the U.S. Senate.
“This district expects a lot from its representatives, and I plan to work hard to be another strong, progressive voice like Tammy,” Pocan said in an interview after claiming victory at 9:25 p.m. in a ballroom at Monona Terrace before hundreds of supporters.
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