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Justice Roggensack wins primary easily, will face Fallone in April


FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack is one step closer to defending her seat on the bench.

With 95 percent of precincts reporting statewide, Roggensack had 64% of the vote in Tuesday's primary election.

She moves on to face off against Marquette University Law Professor Ed Fallone, who had 30 percent of the vote.  That is good for him to advance to the general election on April 2nd.

Milwaukee attorney Vince Megna is out of the running, coming in at just 6 percent.

A small gathering of friends and family joined Justice Roggensack at Veranda Restaurant to celebrate the first of what she hopes is two victories this year.

She was the only one of the three candidates who did any significant fundraising, and as a result, was the only candidate to run any television ads in advance of tonight.

It clearly had a big impact on her margin of victory.

"I think that we of course are very pleased with that, we're looking forward to building on the strength that we obviously have so far," said Justice Roggensack.  "And once again, we thank our voters that have come out and we thank our team that's worked very, very hard for us to get that voter turnout."

Fallone went on the offensive against Justice Roggensack from the start of his campaign, saying she is part of the incivility and dysfunction on the Supreme Court.

Fallone will now to try to get that message across to more voters, but he has a lot of work to do in a very short time frame. The general election just six weeks away.

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