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Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate tests positive for COVID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor Rebecca Kleefisch has tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed at church earlier this month.

Kleefisch is a cancer survivor and a former two-term lieutenant governor. She is seeking to take on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers next year.

Kleefisch launched her campaign on Sept. 9 and has been on the campaign trail since.

Kleefisch spokesman Alec Zimmerman said Monday that she was informed of the exposure on Sept. 16, took a test and the next day received a positive result.

Zimmerman says she was vaccinated earlier this spring. Kleefisch is looking to take on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers next year.


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