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RESULTS FROM THE VOTING BOOTH

RESULTS FROM THE VOTING BOOTH

LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS: Democrat Jeff Smith will be facing off against Republican Mel Pittman in the November election for the District 31 state Senate seat.  Smith is a former state Assemblyman from Eau Claire while Pittman is a Plum City dairy farmer.  The race is considered a battleground, with Republicans looking to flip the seat. The district is currently represented by Democratic Senator Kathleen Vinehout. 

Jodi Emerson is the winner of the Democratic primary for the 91st Assembly District seat.   She will go up against Republican Echo Reardon in the November 6th election.

ON THE STATE SCENE: State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers will be challenging Scott Walker for the governor’s seat in November.  State Senator Leah Vukmir is the winner of the primary election for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.  A former aide for House Speaker Paul Ryan is the Republican nominee for the Speaker’s open seat in Congress.  

State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers will be challenging Scott Walker for the governor’s seat in November.  Evers beat out seven other Democrats in yesterday’s primary.  Walker easily defeated his only challenger in the primary and has been awaiting an opponent.  Evers said yesterday that people are tired of Walker’s politics and that he would be held accountable. 

State Senator Leah Vukmir is the winner of the primary election for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.  Vukmir narrowly defeated businessman Kevin Nicholson to advance to the general election.  She will face incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin in November. 

A former aide for House Speaker Paul Ryan is the Republican nominee for the Speaker’s open seat in Congress.  Bryan Steil comes from a prominent family in Ryan’s hometown of Janesville.  Steil will be looking to keep the seat in Republican hands when facing Democrat Randy Bryce in the general election in November. 

The Mondovi City Council is advancing two referendum questions to the November ballot.  The council and the school board voted unanimously last night on two referendums, including 18-million for updates and additions in the school district.  The district and the council will finalize the wording of the questions during a meeting on August 22nd. 

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