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Dan Kapanke (R) vs Brad Pfaff (D) for Senate 32

The 32nd District of the Wisconsin Senate is located in western Wisconsin, and is composed of all of Crawford and La Crosse Counties, almost all of Vernon, and part of Monroe County.

The Democratic Primary held on Aug. 11 and the winner was Brad Pfaff. He will face Republican candidate, Dan Kapanke in the November general election. Research tells us Kapanke held the seat in the past, lost in a recall election and then again in 2016 Kapanke lost to now out going Senator Schilling by 56 votes.

In 2018 La Crosse County passed a medical marijuana referendum by 63% and just past July 2020 the City of La Crossse lowered the fine for marijuana possession to $1 and raised the possession limit to 25 grams.

A huge Senate race for sure as we will see a new face as the Incumbent Democratic Senator Jennifer Schiling does not seek re-election.


On September 17, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse) who is running for the 32nd Senate District in the upcoming general election.

As we know Kapanke was an elected official before and did not reform any of our marijuana laws. He did not co-sponsor or help in any way. With no public statements on the issue, his silence is deadline…. but if you listen closely to his interview, he gives us a very cautious 20 seconds of his life to address the issue, we cued up the video to start at 9:07…. he is “very cautious” and it would have to be proven to him that it is absolutely needed and safe guards are in place for use.


On July 2, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska) who is running for the 32nd Senate District in the upcoming partisan primary election.

Brad Pfaff touches on the polling, medical professionals, medical conditions and the 33 states that have medical marijuana and he is here to have that conversation on medical; but on recreational he still thinks more talk is needed, recreational marijuana he needs to learn more and not ready move forward at this time on recreational.

General Election November 3rd, 2020.

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