UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, Jennifer Shilling has officially beat out competitors Dan Kapanke and Chip DeNure to secure her spot once again in the state Senate.
Fewer than 60 votes separated the leading candidates for Wisconsin's 32nd state assembly district as of early Wednesday morning.
Numbers show with 100% precincts reporting Shilling has 43,565 votes compared to Kapanke's 43,507. DeNure brought in 2,087.
Canvassing teams still have to certify the results in the coming days which means the totals may change.
Kapanke can ask for a recount once the canvassing is complete.
Fewer than 50 votes separate the leading candidates for Wisconsin's 32nd state assembly district as of early Wednesday morning. Numbers from four precincts are still unreported.
Incumbent Democrat Jennifer Shilling had the advantage as of 7 a.m. A statement from the Shilling campaign early Wednesday morning reads, “I want to thank my opponents, Chip DeNure and Dan Kapanke, and congratulate them on running strong campaigns. Running for elected office is no small undertaking, and I wish them both well in their future endeavors.”
Tallies with 97% of precincts reporting show Shilling with 40,883 votes (49%), Kapanke with 40,839 votes (49%), and Chip DeNure with 1,969 votes (2%).
Kapanke was the former Senator for the 32nd District before being recalled back in 2011, largely for Act 10, a bill restructuring union rights of public workers. Shilling won that race with 55% of the vote.