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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

 9:21 PM 

Hovde campaign encouraged by early returns

Hovde spokesman Sean Lansing said the campaign is feeling good as early returns show a close race between Hovde and Thompson.

“It's what we expected — a tight two-person race between Hovde and Thompson,” Lansing said. “We're very happy with where we're at right now.”

Lansing said Hovde is doing well in Milwaukee and Green Bay. He said the campaign expected Thompson to do well in Dane County, but noted turnout has been low there.

“If this trend continues, it's going to be a good night,” Lansing said.

Hovde is in a back room watching returns with his wife and two children. Lansing said Hovde is feeling upbeat and positive.

-- By David Wise

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