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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 8:47 PM 

Schimel the main attraction at Election Night party -- and the entertainment

PEWAUKEE -- Brad Schimel isn’t just the main attraction at his campaign party at the Country Springs Hotel tonight. He’s also the entertainment.

The Republican AG candidate is playing bass guitar and singing in his classic rock band, 4 on the Floor, to entertain his supporters until the returns start rolling in. He said he’s been jamming with his bandmates for 25 years.

Speaking to reporters before the band took the stage, Schimel said he’s optimistic about the hard-fought campaign against Dem Susan Happ, but he’s not making any predictions about how close the results will be.

Throughout the campaign, the toughest challenge was attracting attention when so much of the electorate was focused on the gubernatorial campaign, Schimel said. Still, he said he thinks he was able to draw a distinction between his experience and as Waukesha County DA and Happ’s tenure as Jefferson County DA.

And the best part of the campaign for Schimel?

“The most fun was when my 13-year-old daughter would travel with me,” Schimel said. “We would just talk” and bond.

The crowd gave a standing ovation to the TV screen as one station reported the Republican had an early lead of 60 percent to 38 percent, with 16% of the vote counted.

-- By Larry Sandler
For WisPolitics.com


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