Plumer Wins 42nd Assembly Race

(Madison) The two political parties split Tuesday’s special elections to fill a pair of Wisconsin legislative seats.  Democrats are still claiming a victory because they gained a seat in the First Senate District when Caleb Frostman prevailed.  That office had been held by a Republican.  The 42nd Assembly District Seat stayed with the Republican Party when Jon Plumer defeated Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd by a 53-to-45-percent margin. The win increases Republicans’ majority in the Assembly to 64-35. The 42nd Assembly District includes portions of Columbia, Dane, Fond du Lac, Marquette, Green Lake and Dodge counties. Both Frostman and Plumer will have to run for reelection in less than five months.  The openings were caused by Governor Scott Walker appointing members of his own party to administrative positions.