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Wis. election officials prepare for record turnout

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- While the presidential race may bring voters to the polls Tuesday, other important races also will be decided across Wisconsin.

One of the most important issues will be which party controls the state Assembly. Republicans hold a slim 51-47 seat majority now, but Democrats hope to take control.

Meanwhile, Democrats 18-15 lead in the state Senate appears relatively safe.

Green Bay has a hotly contested race for the 8th Congressional District. Incumbent Democrat Steve Kagen beat Republican John Gard two years, but their rematch appears close.

As for the presidential race, recent polls show Obama with a double-digit lead over McCain in Wisconsin. But Republicans say McCain still has a shot at winning.

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