Outlook for Wisconsin primaries, vote today
Wisconsin primary voters will choose nominees today for the contests in November which could let Democrats regain control of the state Senate.
Primaries will be held in 4 open Senate districts where Republican incumbents are stepping down.
The one attracting the most buzz is the southwest Wisconsin seat given up by long-time Republican Dale Shultz of Richland Center.
That’s where 2 Democrats are running for a chance to defeat Representative Howard Marklein in November, in a district that’s considered to be moderate.
Democrats would have to take away 2 G-O-P seats to take back control of the Senate.
Republicans do expect to keep the majority in the Assembly, where they have an ample 60-to-39 majority.
10 Assembly primaries are being held in districts where only one party has candidates.
Those winners will most likely be elected today.
5 Republican and 5 Democratic primary fields have no opposing party candidates awaiting them in November.