Wisconsin Primary Election Results

No Wisconsin incumbents tasted defeat when running for national positions in Tuesday’s primary elections. Four of the state’s eight members of the U-S House of Representatives delegation ran unopposed. The other four prevailed easily. Democrat Mandela Barnes won the right to oppose Republican incumbent U-S Senator Ron Johnson in the November general election. Republican Tim Michels edged former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch by about 30-thousand votes in the primary that determined who will meet Democratic Governor Tony Evers in the fall.

Jayne Swiggum won the Democratic nomination for the 96th Assembly and will now face Incumbent Loren Oldenburg in November. Swiggum carried Vernon County 1547-809 but in Crawford County, Eastman native Mark Fritsche had 823 votes to Swiggum’s 784. Oldenburg handily defeated his challenger Holly Ottsen-Liska 1154 to 260 in Crawford County.

Brad Pfaff won the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin’s District 3 congressional seat. In Crawford County Pfaff got 1038 votes and the next closest was Rebecca Cooke with 226. Cooke actually carried Grant County 1,112 votes to Pfaff’s 608. In a much-anticipated race, Pfaff will face Republican Derrick Van Orden in November. Van Orden was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

In one other local race, Nancy Dowling defeated Lisa Miller for the Democratic nomination for Crawford County Clerk of Court. There were no candidates for the Republican nomination for that seat. Click below for complete results from Crawford and Grant Counties: