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Germantown, Falls lean to Hovde for Senate seat

Aug. 20, 2012

Menomonee Falls - Although Tommy Thompson won the GOP Senate Primary last week, he was not the front-runner in the villages of Germantown and Menomonee Falls.

The majority of residents in both villages wanted Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde to run against Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin.

Hovde and Thompson were the clear favorites over Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald in both communities. Hovde had 28.38 percent of the vote - 2,292 votes - in Menomonee Falls, only slightly above Thompson, who had 28.14 percent, or 2,273 votes, according to the village of Menomonee Falls clerk's office.

Out of the 23,947 registered voters in Menomonee Falls, 8,077 cast ballots - a 33.7 percent turnout.

Hovde was also the favorite in Germantown by a small margin of 60 votes over Thompson. Out of the 4,135 returned ballots, Hovde received 1,260 votes and Thompson received 1,200. There are 12,422 registered voters in Germantown, according to the Washington County clerk's office. Voter turnout in Germantown was 33.2 percent.

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