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Today is Primary Election Day

Wisconsin heads to the polls in partisan primary elections today.

Democratic frontrunner Mary Burke takes on longshot candidate Brett Hulsey in the gubernatorial primary, while three Democrats—Susan Happ, Ismael Ozanne, and Jon Richards—are vying for the nomination for Attorney General.

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel is running unopposed for the Republican nomination to replace outgoing Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, who announced earlier this year that he would not seek reelection. 

Republicans Glenn Grothman, Joe Leibham, Duey Strobel, and Tom Denow are seeking the nomination in the Sixth Congressional District.  Longtime incumbent Tom Petri is retiring, leaving a vacancy in the heavily Republican district.

In Milwaukee County, incumbent Sheriff David Clarke faces a Democratic primary challenger in Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Chris Moews.  

The Greater Wisconsin Committee has put up more than $400,000 to attack Clarke in television and radio ads, while former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA has contributed more than $150,000 in opposition to Clarke.

Voters in Waukesha County will also decide on their next Sheriff in a Republican primary pitting Tom Alioto against Eric Severson. 

Polls are open statewide from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 



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