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Wisconsin Election Results: Ron Johnson Defeats Republican Rivals In GOP Senate Primary

DINESH RAMDE   09/14/10 10:42 PM ET   AP

Ron Johnson Wisconsin Gop Senate Primary Election

MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin businessman who spent millions on a largely self-financed campaign has breezed into a November matchup with incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold.

Ron Johnson crushed small-business owner Dave Westlake in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Johnson had the state party's backing. Much of his campaign this summer was spent positioning himself against Feingold, the Democrat looking for his fourth term. The pair already have traded a number of TV attack ads.

Johnson is the president of Pacur (PAK'-er), an Oshkosh-based plastics company. He has vowed to repeal health care reform and cut government spending.

Feingold has touted his record of independence and willingness to vote against the Democratic Party line.

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