4th Congressional District race: Long-time incumbent Gwen Moore defeats Dan Sebring
MILWAUKEE (WITI/AP) -- Democrat Gwen Moore has won another term in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating frequent opponent Dan Sebring.
Moore was first elected to represent the Milwaukee area in Congress in 2004. This was the fourth time she has run against Sebring, who owns a Milwaukee auto repair shop.
Considered a shoe-in for re-election, Moore has focused in recent months on helping other Democratic candidates, including speaking at rallies for Mary Burke, who was locked in a tight race with Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Moore also made news in September when she was arrested during a protest over wages paid to workers at McDonald's and other fast-food chains. She was charged with disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a $691 fine for blocking traffic outside a McDonald's in West Milwaukee.
Gwen Moore spent Election Night at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee.
"I can tell you, there are always votes out there. We don't want to leave any votes on the table -- so I spent some time going to various polling places, shaking people's hands," Rep. Moore said.
Dan Sebring was at Serb Hall in Milwaukee on Election Night.
"No giving up for me. I just can't let it go. The Republican line needs to be represented on the ballot, and nobody else is coming forward, and I'm the guy," Sebring said.
The 4th Congressional District includes Milwaukee and a number of the surrounding suburbs.
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