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Wisconsin governor awaits counsel for special election date

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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisc., asks a question of Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell during a House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Duffy, who represents northern Wisconsin in Congress, is resigning in September 2019. Duffy posted on his Facebook page Monday that he was resigning on Sept. 23 to spend more time with his family. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he’s awaiting a recommendation from his legal team about when to call a special election for the congressional district being vacated by retiring Republican Rep. Sean Duffy.

Evers said Thursday that he doesn’t know if he’ll have the special election correspond with the state’s presidential primary in April, when there’s also a state Supreme Court election.

Duffy announced Monday that he plans to resign Sept. 23 due to heart defects detected in the baby his wife is due to deliver in October.

Evers says it is “relatively early in the process” but hopes to make a decision soon.

Evers says he’s more concerned with finding a date that works well for that northwestern Wisconsin congressional district than one that may benefit Democrats.