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Liberal Kloppenburg Concedes in WI Supreme Court Election

1:17 PM, May 31, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg said Tuesday that she was conceding the Supreme Court race to Justice David Prosser, ending what had been a contentious campaign that culminated in a rare statewide recount.

Kloppenburg made the concession at a Madison news conference just over a week after the state's Government Accountability Board reported that final count numbers showed Prosser with 7,006 more votes.

Walker's budget bill that curbed collective bargaining rights was struck down by a liberal Dane County judge last week. The case will be heard by the state supreme court on June 6, and the law will almost certainly be upheld. But if the court can't issue a ruling by the end of June, when the budget is due, the legislature will have to re-pass the law.

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