Candidates file to run for Congress, Wisconsin Legislature

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MADISON, Wis.  — The ballot will be largely set for fall elections in Wisconsin after Monday, the filing deadline for candidates running for Congress, the state Legislature and a host of local offices.

Republicans are looking to maintain their majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly heading into 2021 where the Legislature will be charged with the once-a-decade job of redistricting.

There will be seven open seats in the Senate due mostly to retirements. Republicans hold a 19-14 majority there and 63-36 in the Assembly, making it difficult for Democrats to overcome. Republicans also hold five of Wisconsin’s eight congressional seats.