It wasn’t supposed to end the way it did, with Russ Darrow conceding the Wisconsin Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate late on a Tuesday evening in mid-September. When Darrow entered the race in September 2003, hopes were high for the long-time Wisconsin-area car dealer. Donations were coming in at a fast clip – Darrow almost matched presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry with donations from the auto industry – and he led in the polls for most of the campaign. Longtime ...

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