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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

 10:44 AM 

Ballweg to run for Assembly majority leader

Rep. Joan Ballweg announced this morning she will run for majority leader in the Assembly in what could be a three-way race.

The post is open after Republicans elected the retiring Pat Strachota, R-West Bend, to the the job earlier this year after they dumped Rep. Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, over allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Assistant Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, is also expected to run for the job, as is Rep. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, according to multiple sources.

Ballweg, R-Markesan, currently serves as caucus chair.

Assembly Republicans will hold leadership elections during a Monday caucus.

-- By JR Ross


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