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Riverwest Gets Behind Gwen

Riverwest voters delivered a solid victory to Gwen Moore in her bid for the 4th US Congressional District seat in the Sept. 14 primary election. Of the 1,521 Democratic votes cast in neighborhood polling places, 1,062 went to Moore, 306 to Matt Flynn and 150 to Tim Carpenter. Three voters cast write-in ballots. On the Republican ticket, Riverwest bucked the city-wide trend, delivering 73 of 141 votes to Corey Hoze and 66 to the winner, Gerald Boyle. Two votes went to write-in candidates. In the city of Milwaukee, 4th Congressional Democratic voters delivered 67.74 percent to Gwen Moore, 22.19 percent to Matt Flynn and 9.98 percent to Tim Carpenter. Republican voters gave 53 percent to Gerald Boyle and 47 percent to Cory Hoze. In the 4th District State Senate race, Lena Taylor won 46.9 percent of votes, defeating Johnnie Morris-Tatum and James White in the Democratic primary. Taylor will be running unopposed in the November election. Senator Russ Feingold faces Republican candidate Tim Michels in the fall election. Michels took the Republican primary with 42.5 percent of the vote statewide. Former Milwaukee County Supervisor Daniel Diliberti won the Milwaukee County treasurer primary. No Republicans ran for the position being vacated by Riverwest resident Dorothy Dean, so the position will probably go to Diliberti.