Two long-serving WI Republicans to step down amid controversy, challenge

M.D. Kittle
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Apr 11, 2014 7:15 PM
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Two long-serving WI Republicans to step down amid controversy, challenge

MADISON, Wis. – Friday was getaway day for two long-serving Wisconsin Republicans, with nearly 90 years of legislative experience between them.

One faced the heat of a primary challenge, the other one reeling after the release of a politically injurious hidden video.

First, a spokesman for state Sen. Mike Ellis, R-Neenah,  confirmed the Senate president will not seek re-election this fall, putting a hasty end to a 44-year legislative career.