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Watchdog group charges lack of competition in many legislative races

June 10, 2016

by ANDREW BECKETT
WRN

A state watchdog group says a review of upcoming state legislative races shows just how non-competitive Wisconsin has become because of gerrymandering.The candidates have filed their papers, and Jay Heck with Common Cause in Wisconsin says a review shows six of 16 state Senators and 34 of the 99 state Representatives up for re-election are running unopposed this fall. “That’s of grave concern, when we have a Legislature that’s supposed to be elected – not anointed and coordinated,” he said.