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Scott Fitzgerald wins Wisconsin GOP primary to replace Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner

Scott Fitzgerald wins Wisconsin GOP primary to replace Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
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Wisconsin state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald won the Republican primary in the 5th District on Tuesday, leaving him well placed to replace retiring Rep. Jim SensenbrennerFrank (Jim) James SensenbrennerHouse Judiciary Republicans mockingly tweet 'Happy Birthday' to Hillary Clinton after Barrett confirmation Republicans call for Judiciary hearing into unrest in cities run by Democrats Scott Fitzgerald wins Wisconsin GOP primary to replace Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner MORE (R) in November in the deep red district.

Fitzgerald won with 78 percent of the vote with 82 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. He defeated Republican rival Clifford DeTemple in the primary, hailing it as a "decisive victory."

"We're looking forward to carrying this positive momentum into victory in November, and helping to win Wisconsin for President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE,” he said in a statement.

House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseTop Republicans praise Trump's Flynn pardon Richmond says GOP 'reluctant to stand up and tell the emperor he wears no clothes' New RSC chairman sees 'Trumpism' as future MORE (R-La.) tweeted his support for Fitzgerald after his victory, calling him a “battle-tested Conservative ready to bring his experience to Washington and deliver on President Trump’s agenda.”

Fitzgerald will face Democratic candidate Tom Palzewicz in November. Palzewicz lost to Sensenbrenner by more than 20 points in 2018. Sensenbrenner is retiring after more than four decades in Congress.