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Congressional math war in the WI-2

Is our congressional district the only one in the U.S. where two candidates with math degrees are facing off? Tammy Baldwin, the incumbent Democrat, majored in math at Smith. Her opponent, Peter Theron, holds a Ph.D. in math from my very own department! If Theron wins, he would actually be the second math Ph.D. from UW-Madison to hold political office; Sergio Fajardo Valderrama did a degree in logic here in 1984 and went on to be mayor of Medellin, Colombia — with great success, by all accounts.

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