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Recount begins in tight Western Wisconsin legislative race

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MADISON (AP) -

Local election officials in western Wisconsin have started recounting votes in the race for a key state Senate seat.

Election Day returns show Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling with a 56-vote lead over Republican challenger Dan Kapanke. He filed a request for a recount with the state Elections Commission last week.

Officials in the four counties in the Senate district -- Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon -- began recounting votes Monday morning. Commission officials say the recount could take anywhere from three to six days

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