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Dora Drake wins special election primary in 4th Senate District; rematch set for August

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State Representative Dora Drake soundly defeated fellow Representative Lakeisha Meyers in a special election primary election to replace Lena Taylor in the State Senate.

With just over 7,000 people voting — less than 10 percent of the district’s eligible voters — Drake garnered 65 percent of the vote, Urban Milwaukee reported. She moves on to the July 30 general election, where she will run unopposed, as no Republican candidates filed to run in the heavily blue district.

She’ll face Meyers again just two weeks later, as the seat is also up for election in the normal election cycle. The Democratic primary will include the same two candidates that faced off Tuesday, this time likely with a somewhat higher turnout.

The general election will take place November 5, but the winner of the Democratic primary will again run unopposed.

Gov. Tony Evers called the special election after appointing Taylor to the bench in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.