Wis. GOP candidate wins beer stein contest

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — If he doesn’t win the Wisconsin governor’s race, Republican candidate Mark Neumann may have a future in holding beer steins.

The former congressman defeated three other contestants Thursday night in a stein-holding contest in Milwaukee, advancing him to the national competition in New York.

The contest requires competitors to hold a stein full of beer with their arm fully extended. Neumann made it about five minutes, saying he “definitely played to win.”

He wound up in Thursday’s regional competition by winning a local contest in February by holding his stein nearly seven minutes.

In his other contest, Neumann is being challenged for the Republican nomination by Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is running as a Democrat.