Trump-backed lawmaker faces school board head in Wisconsin

Published: May. 12, 2020 at 6:31 AM CDT
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A Wisconsin special congressional election pits a state senator closely aligned with President Donald Trump against a school board president backed by liberals who is seeking to become the first Native American elected to Congress from the state.

Tuesday's election is in the 7th District, a swatch of northwest Wisconsin that Trump carried by 20 points four years ago. The winner will replace Republican Sean Duffy, a former star on MTV's "Real World" who held the seat since 2011 and remains a vocal Trump backer. Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany faces Democrat Tricia Zunker, the Wausau School Board chair.