House of Rep. Petri Wins Re-Election

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin voters have sent U.S. Rep. Tom Petri back to Washington for the fourth straight decade.

The moderate Republican easily won re-election representing the 6th Congressional District in eastern Wisconsin. He has been in the House since 1979.

The 70-year-old Petri is expected to be influential on spending issues related to transportation, infrastructure, education and labor should Republicans win control of the House on Tuesday.

The Fond du Lac resident defeated Democrat Joseph Kallas of Princeton, who ran a shoestring campaign for the seat.

With 7 percent of precincts reporting, Petri had 73 percent of the vote compared to 27 percent for Kallas.

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State Treasurer: Schuller Defeats Sass
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