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Underly, Kerr square off to be Wisconsin education chief

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A rural superintendent backed by Democrats faces a retired suburban Milwaukee superintendent largely supported by Republicans in Tuesday’s election to select Wisconsin’s top education official.

Pecatonica Superintendent Jill Underly, who also has the backing of the state teachers union, faces former Brown Deer Superintendent Deb Kerr, a supporter of the private school voucher program, in the race to become secretary of the state Department of Public Instruction.

Turnout is traditionally low in spring elections, usually around 20%.

The race was officially nonpartisan, but Democrats and their money lined up solidly behind Underly while Kerr found support

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