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Rep. Rob Stafsholt defeated Cherie Link in Tuesday's partisan primary election.

Stafsholt currently represents State Assembly District 29.

In Burnett County, Stafsholt won the seat collecting 847 votes with Link accumulated 420.

Stafsholt of New Richmond received 12,563 votes across senate district 10, which covers Burnett, Dunn, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties and Link received 6,828.

Stafsholt will now face off against Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) in the Nov. 3 general election. Schachtner has represented the district since being elected in 2018 in a special election.

In November Stafsholt held an campaign event in Grantsburg and told the crowd he is a fourth-generation Wisconsin Farmer and that Schachtner “has done nothing in Madison besides vote with democratic governor Tony Evers and other Madison liberals.”

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