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Shilling re-elected to be Wisconsin Senate's top Democrat

Democrats in the state Senate gave Jennifer Shilling another two years as minority leader Tuesday, brushing aside a subpar performance at the ballot box that left Republicans with their largest majority in more than 40 years and uncertainty about whether Shilling will retain her own seat in the face of a recount.

Shilling, of La Crosse, tried to sound an optimistic note during the Democrats' first caucus meeting since Election Day, saying the group is about to begin a new chapter.

"Now more than ever we have to hold Republican leaders accountable," Shilling said. "We are disappointed in the outcome of this past election but we will continue to stand up for...

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