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Thursday, November 13, 2014

 2:31 PM 

Cates won't seek recount

Dem Assembly candidate Dick Cates announced this afternoon he will not seek a recount after narrowly losing to Republican Todd Novak in the open 51st District.

Novak held a 59-vote lead over Cates on Election Night, according to unofficial returns. A WisPolitics.com check of county canvasses in the district found Novak's lead grew to 65 votes. Cates said the margin was too much to overcome.

"I have decided -- reluctantly -- not to ask for a recount," Cates said. "I will continue to serve my community as well as I can and will speak out strongly when our elected leaders vote against the best interests of our community."

Novak's win puts the Assembly GOP majority at 63-36 for the upcoming session.

-- By JR Ross


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