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4 Democrats seek Assembly speaker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Three Democrats from Milwaukee and a former union leader from Janesville want to become the next speaker of the state Assembly.

  Democrats won the majority in the Assembly in Tuesday's election and will take control in January.

  The speaker is the most important position and is in charge of setting the agenda and guiding legislation through the process.

  The four lawmakers seeking the spot are Milwaukee representatives Pedro Colon, Fred Kessler and Jon Richards.

  The fourth is Mike Sheridan, the former General Motors union president in Janesville.

  Colon would be the first Hispanic speaker in Wisconsin history if picked by his colleagues.

  Democrats are scheduled to select the speaker in a secret vote Wednesday.

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