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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Walker comes in fifth in straw poll

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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Walker comes in fifth in straw poll
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

WASHINGTON D.C. - Governor Scott Walker finished fifth in yesterday’s Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll.

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Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul won the poll with 31-percent of the vote, followed by Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 11-percent. While none of the Republicans in the poll have officially announced a run in 2016, the poll is gathered from 2,500 activist voters taking part in the conference.

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Authorities say a man was killed on Friday night after crashing into a tree with his snowmobile. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department says the 20-year-old victim was snowmobiling with three other people when he lost control and hit a tree. The identity of the victim has not been released. Authorities believe alcohol was not a factor, but speed and the victim’s unfamiliarity with the trail was a factor.

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Milwaukee Police have arrested the suspect involved with stealing a car with a baby inside. Police say a 16-year-old teen was arrested for the crime. In a news release, police say the mother left the child in the car with the motor running while she went inside a gas station on Friday night. Investigators are determining whether or not the teen is involved with other thefts in the area.

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