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UPDATE: Pocan wins Democratic primary for Congress

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MADISON (WKOW) -- State Rep. Mark Pocan has been declared the winner in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional seat, vacated by U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin.

Pocan beat out State Representative Kelda Roys, Dennis Hall and Matt Silverman in Tuesday's primary election.

A big crowd welcomed Pocan after the announcement in Madison, including Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and State Sen. Mark Miller. The crowd began their celebration by singing "Happy Birthday" to the 7-term Assembly representative.

In his victory speech, Pocan wanted to focus on the team effort moving forward-- support for Baldwin and President Obama.

"There's a lot left to do between now and November, we're going to make sure we get the president elected, get Tammy elected to the Senate, make sure we hold this Congressional district, and pick up legislative seats on November 6th. Thank you for all your help," Pocan says.

Now, Pocan will go on to face Republican Chad Lee in the general election.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- State Representative Mark Pocan has won the Democratic primary for the congressional seat now open in the second district.

Pocan beat out State Representative Kelda Roys, Dennis Hall and Matt Silverman in Tuesday's primary election.

Earlier on Tuesday, Pocan was already planning for the work ahead of him.

"Today is sort of getting us so we know who the candidates are in the respective parties, but it's an important day nonetheless," Pocan said. "We're going to keep working hard and moving all the way to November and it's important to think we will reelect the President, elect Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate and maybe have a few different faces in Congress and in the Legislature, and that's what I'm going to be working on between now and November."

Pocan is holding his election night party at the Brink Lounge. 27 News' Jennifer Kliese is there and will have reaction to his win on 27 News at 10.

 

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