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Thompson wins GOP Senate primary

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Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy G. Thompson won Tuesday's primary to become the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Herb Kohl for 24 years.

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With 100% of precincts reporting, Thompson had 34% of the vote. His main challenger in the four-way GOP primary, businessman Eric Hovde, Madison, had 31% of the votes.

Thompson will now face Tammy Baldwin, the lone Democratic candidate, in the November general election.

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