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Voters lined up to cast their ballot early in New Richmond.

UPDATE: St. Croix County leans Republican

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New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Polling places across St. Croix County saw heavy turnout as voting was held Tuesday, Nov. 6.

As results started to trickle in Tuesday night, after the polls closed, it was clear that St. Croix County was voting solidly Republican in most races.

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All of the local incumbent state legislators held hefty leads in their attempts to be re-elected.

State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R) defeated challenger Dan Olson (D) by a significant margin.

State assembly members Erik Severson, John Murtha and Dean Knudson (all Republicans) were re-elected by wide margins.

St. Croix County voters, in the first election since being added to the Seventh Congressional District, voted in favor of incumbent U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy. Challenger Pat Kreitlow was proected to be the loser in the battle, according to several news organizations.

In the vote for U.S. president, St. Croix County voters appeared to favor Mitt Romney (R) over Barack Obama (D) by a significant margin. Obama nationwide, however, appears to have won re-election to a second term.

Local voters were also voting for U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson (R) more often than for Tammy Baldwin (D). Baldwin was elected in a close statewide vote.

Complete results will be reported as returns come in.

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