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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls has defeated her Democratic challenger in one of six recall elections targeting Republican incumbents in the Wisconsin Senate.

Unofficial results in Tuesday’s election show Harsdorf got 58 percent of the vote compared with 42 percent for Democrat Shelly Moore, an Ellsworth public school teacher.

Harsdorf is the second of six Republican incumbents to win on Tuesday. Four other races were too close to call.

The wins help Republicans as they try to maintain majority control of the Senate despite the recalls. They have to win at least four seats in the eight elections, six of which target Republican incumbents and two that go after Democrats. Those two elections are next week.

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