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



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.    

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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