Mayor who suffered groundhog bite loses primary

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Posted: Feb 18, 2015 12:05 PM

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — It's been a rough month for the mayor of a central Wisconsin city.

A frisky groundhog bit the ear of Sun Prairie Mayor Jonathan Freund at a Groundhog Day ceremony earlier this month. Video of Jimmy the groundhog chomping on the mayor's ear got tens of thousands of clicks on YouTube.

But the incumbent mayor didn't get the sympathy votes he needed in Tuesday's primary election, finishing third in a field of three and knocking him out of the Sun Prairie mayor's race. Freund was appointed mayor in May 2014 after the previous mayor stepped down.

Sun Prairie is a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin.