Democrat John Lehman continues campaigning in Senate District 21
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RACINE- Senate District 21: It's an area that's considered a 50-50 district where every vote counts.
In 2010, when John Lehman and Van Wanggaard ran against each other, Wanggaard won by just 3,100 votes for the Senate seat.
John Lehman told TODAY'S TMJ4 he is fighting hard to win this seat back. "We're working real hard until 8 o'clock. My guess is about 8:01 or 8:02 I'm going to start slowing down."
Senate candidate John Lehman pounded the pavement, making use of every minute Tuesday to get every vote possible in the 50-50 district. "This is a tough fight in this district. It's good for Democracy, but it's a tough fight," said Lehman.
Campaigning with Lehman, a man who is depending on the Democrat to win to help give Senate Democrats control. "Racine is one of those unique districts where it seems like they never send an incumbent back. Of course from my point of view i hope that's the case," said Democratic Senator Mark Miller. "Right now, I'm the Senate Democratic leader, after today I could be the minority leader or the majority leader. I'm hopeful I'll be the majority leader."
That Senate district has changed party hands five times in 22 years, so everyone there is expecting a late night tallying all of the votes before we know who is the winner.