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Wisconsin voters head to polls Tuesday


November 5, 2018


HurleyIron County voters will join voters around Wisconsin in heading to the polls Tuesday to decide a number of national, state and local races.

State races

At the state level, Tuesday’s ballot features the race for governor and lieutenant governor, where Republican incumbents Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch are looking for another term in office. They are being challenged by Democrats Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes, Libertarians Phillip Anderson and Patrick Baird, Wisconsin Green Party candidates Michael J. White and Tiffany Anderson, independents Maggie Turnbull and Wil Losch, and Wisconsin Party candidate Arnie Enz.

Incumbent Republican Brad Schimel is facing off with Democrat Josh Kaul and Constitution candidate Terry Larson for the office of attorney general, while Republican Jay Schroeder and incumbent Democrat Doug La Follette are vying to be secretary of state.

With Republican Matt Adamczyk not seeking another term, Republican Travis Hartwig, Democrat Sarah Godlewski and Consitution Party candidate Andrew Zuelke are vying to see who will be Wisconsin’s next state treasurer.

Democrat Janet Bewley hopes to continue representing District 25 in the state senate, while James Bolen is hoping to flip the seat for the Republicans. Democrat Beth Meyers is looking to defeat Republican Jeffrey Fahl to win another term in the state assembly representing District 74

National races

The area’s U.S. Senate and House seats are also up for grabs Tuesday.

Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin and Republican Leah Vukmir are vying for one of the state’s two U.S. Senate seats, while Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is defending his 7th Congressional District seat against Democrat Margaret Engebretson and independent Ken Driessen.

Local races

While the winners of the state and national races on the ballot won’t be known until the votes are counted, the local Iron County races on the ballot include three candidates who are running unopposed.

Paul Samardich is seeking his first term as Iron County sheriff, while Diane Simonich and Karen Ransanici are seeking reelection as Iron County’s coroner and clerk of courts, respectively.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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