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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

 1:15 PM 

Pluess won't seek recount in 72nd AD

Justin Pluess today announced he won't request a recount in the 72nd Assembly District race, citing the burden on taxpayers and local election officials.

Pluess, D-Wisconsin Rapids, trailed incumbent Rep. Scott Krug by 109 votes after the official canvass, a margin he said was under the threshold for a free recount. But he said in a statement, "The public and our hard-working clerks and election staff have had a long election season this year and they have more than earned a break."

"It is my hope, in doing this, that my opponent will acknowledge that this was an extremely close election and he must represent all the people of the 72nd District, Republicans, Democrats and independent voters -- not repeat the extreme party-line votes he took last session," Pluess added.

-- By Andy Szal


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