MADISON (WKOW) — Tuesday’s primary in Wisconsin set the stage for races in November to determine who will hold five of the state’s six constitutional officer positions.
One of the headliners on Tuesday was the Democratic primary for governor. State superintendent of schools Tony Evers emerged from a field of eight candidates. He’ll face Gov. Scott Walker, who defeated Robert Meyer of Sun Prairie in the Republican primary.
There were also primaries to set the November ballot for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and state treasurer.
The lone primary in the race for lieutenant governor was in the Democratic party. Mandela Barnes defeated Kurt Kober to move on to November. He’ll face incumbent Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who was unopposed in the primary. Patrick Baird (Libertarian), Tiffany Anderson (Green) and Wil Losch (Independent) are also listed in the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s candidate listing.
There were two primaries in the race for secretary of state. Incumbent Doug La Follette and Jay Schroeder will face off in November. They won the Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively.
The field of candidates for state treasurer was also narrowed Tuesday. Sarah Godlewski won the Democratic primary. Travis Hartwig won the Republican primary. It will be a three-way battle in November. Constitution party candidate Andrew Zuelke is also running.
There will also be a three-way fight in the race for attorney general. Republican Brad Schimel (the incumbent), Democrat Josh Kaul and Constitution party candidate Terry Larson are all running. All ran uncontested in their party’s primary on Tuesday.