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Chippewa Falls Republican goes Independent

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It's been 62 years since voters elected a third-party candidate to the Wisconsin Legislature.

It looks like it will happen in November, after Rep. Jeff Wood, R-Chippewa Falls, announced Tuesday he'll run as an Independent.

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No Democrat filed for the seat by the deadline and the only other candidate is Libertarian Andrew McKenzie of Chippewa Falls.

Wood, a six-year incumbent, said he had enough of the GOP because it no longer stands for lower taxes and less government.

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