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Two Democrats Enter 7th Congressional District Race

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Two Democrats entered the race on Monday to succeed Republican Sean Duffy in Congress.

Tricia Zunker is the president of the Wausau School Board and a justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court.

She’s trying to become the first Native American elected to Congress from Wisconsin.

Businessman and Vietnam War veteran Lawrence Dale also will run as a Democrat.

Dale unsuccessfully challenged Duffy in 2014 as a Green Party candidate, then failed to win a Democratic primary for State Assembly in 2016.

Gov. Tony Evers still needs to set a special election date to replace Duffy, who resigned last month.

Evers’ original election date had to be rescinded because of federal election law.

There are three Republicans, including Minocqua State Sen. Tom Tiffany, in the race.