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Kapanke makes another run against Shilling for 32nd District Senate seat

Brad Williams



Former State Senator Dan Kapanke of La Crosse is running again for his old job. 

Republican Kapanke officially made the announcement Wednesday morning on WIZM’s La Crosse Talk.

He served as the 32nd District Senator for the La Crosse area from 2004 until 2011, when he was unseated by Democrat Jennifer Shilling in a recall election that followed the collective bargaining protests in Wisconsin. 

Kapanke also challenged Shilling in the 2016 Senate race, and lost by only 60 votes in a recount. 

Kapanke says he decided to run again this year, because no other Republican had announced a campaign for Senate, and he believes Shilling should not run unopposed in November.

Area baseball fans know Kapanke as the owner of the La Crosse Loggers.