Democratic state senator retains seat in first Wisconsin recall election

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Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay was the first of nine state senators to face a recall election, and he easily survived Tuesday.

Hansen won a lopsided victory over his Republican challenger, wind farm developer David VanderLeest of Green Bay, against whom Democrats and their allies have been hammering away on his personal and legal problems.

The victory keeps Democrats in control of a seat that Hansen, 63, has held since 2000.

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