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State Superintendent Tony Evers wins in the closest governor election Wisconsin has seen in over 50 years.

Primary elections result in few upsets

With partisan nominations for governor, U.S. Senate, lieutenant governor, Congress and most of the state Legislature on the line, more Wisconsinites turned out to vote in Tuesday’s primary election than any primary since 2002. Most major races saw longtime frontrunners pull away with expected victories. Democratic primary for governor State superintendent Tony Evers, who has been a consistent leader in name recognition, polls and party backing, pulled out a convincing win. With over 41 percent of the vote, Evers, a former school teacher, gathered more than twice the support of his opponents, trailed by firefighters’ union head Mahlon Mitchell with 16 percent and former state Rep.

With several heated races coming in November, Wisconsin’s state primaries have received an national spotlight.

Your primer for Tuesday’s statewide primaries

In one of the most anticipated primary elections in recent years, Wisconsinites will head to the polls Tuesday to select their party’s nominees for a swath of key races coming in the general election. Seen as a major battleground in what will likely be a decisive midterm election, the state’s voters will decide who will make the ballot for governor, U.S.

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