Candidate Loses Stein Holding Contest Too

Former Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann placed fifth out of 16 in a national beer stein holding contest. Neumann held his stein full of beer, with his arm fully extended, for nearly seven minutes. But the national winner held on for nearly nine minutes. Neumann lost the GOP primary earlier this month.

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Mark Neumann suffered a disappointment this month. He lost the Republican primary for governor of Wisconsin. This did not stop Mr. Neumann from seeking nationwide glory. He entered a national beer stein-holding contest. You extend your arm straight out, and hold the glass full of beer for as long as you can. Mr. Neumann held it for six minutes and 59 seconds - but he lost to a contestant who made it almost nine minutes.

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