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Kloppenburg to comment on Supreme Court race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — JoAnne Kloppenburg is expected to announce whether she plans to challenge the recount results in her state Supreme Court race against Justice David Prosser.

Kloppenburg has scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference Tuesday in Madison.

Prosser originally won the election by 7,316 votes, out of 1.5 million cast. Kloppenburg requested a statewide recount through which she picked up 312 votes. She had until Tuesday to decide whether to challenge the results in court.

Prosser’s campaign has said there’s no basis for a challenge and it’s time to move on.

The election was widely seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most state workers. Conservative Walker backers largely backed Prosser while opponents of the collective bargaining bill lined up behind Kloppenburg.

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