Wisconsin Democrats find a replacement for David Obey

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Wisconsin Democratic leaders have rallied behind state Sen. Julie Lassa as their favored nominee to run for the seat of retiring Rep. Dave Obey (D-Wis.), according to several Democratic sources, a move that could enable the party to avoid a contentious primary election.

The move sets up a likely general election matchup between Lassa and Republican Sean Duffy, the Ashland County district attorney who appeared on MTV’s “The Real World” over a decade ago.

Full story: Wisconsin Dems tap Obey successor – Josh Kraushaar – POLITICO.com