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      Shawano Co. sheriff election signs causes hype

      Bieber for Sheriff shirts for sheriff race in Shawano Co. (WLUK)
      Bieber for Sheriff shirts for sheriff race in Shawano Co. (WLUK)

      SHAWANO - The race for sheriff in Shawano County is getting some national attention.

      Adam Bieber is running against current sheriff Randy Wright.

      Bieber shares his name with pop star Justin Bieber. And that's getting him some unexpected attention. Celebrity gossip site TMZ even ran a story on him.

      "Any news or advertising to get your name our there is a good thing, usually," Bieber said. "I don't think it's a good thing, I don't know if it helps or hurts me."

      Adam Bieber is an officer on the Shawano Police Department. He and Wright will be on the ballot next Tuesday.

      Wright, for his part, shares a name with a famous person as well - a former football player. Randy Wright played for the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers from 1981 until 1988.