State Senate candidates clash in recall rematch

MADISON, Wis. - Two Wisconsin state Senate candidates are set to clash in a recall rematch in November.

Republican Dan Kapanke and Democratic incumbent Jennifer Shilling are locking horns again in a grudge match for a western Wisconsin Senate seat. Shilling took the seat from Kapanke in the bitter 2011 recalls spurred by anger over Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions.

Shilling has only grown stronger politically since then, winning a regular election in 2012 and rising to become minority leader. She's been mentioned as a possible gubernatorial candidate.

Kapanke has been running his collegiate summer baseball team, the La Crosse Loggers. He said he misses being in the Legislature and he wants to tell people that Republican changes have made Wisconsin a better place.

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