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Wisconsin Democrat Katrina Shankland announces bid to unseat US Rep. Derrick Van Orden

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin legislator says she’s running to try to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Derrick Van Orden in next year’s election. State Rep. Katrina Shankland, a Stevens Point Democrat, announced Tuesday she’s running for the seat representing western Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District in 2024. Shankland joins a crowded Democratic field that already includes former La Crosse County Board Chair Tara Johnson, small-business owner Rebecca Cooke and Harvard Law School student Aaron Nytes. Van Orden, a former Navy SEAL, narrowly defeated Democratic state Sen. Brad Pfaff to flip the seat for the GOP last year. Pfaff has decided not to challenge Van Orden in 2024.

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