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Connecticut Republican Tom Foley must get through state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney to take on Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy
Voters in Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin go to the polls Tuesday to select candidates in their state's primary. Below is our guide to each state. We'll be liveblogging the results at Daily Kos Elections starting at 8:00 PM ET when polls begin to close.

CT-Gov (R): Two notable Republicans are competing to take on Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy, who appears vulnerable. Businessman and former ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley, who narrowly lost to Malloy in 2010, is widely viewed as the frontrunner over state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney. There have been no public polls since May, but Foley started the race far better known and with a good deal of institutional support.

McKinney is taking advantage of a recent Foley misstep, where he told employees at a soon-to-be-closed paper goods plant that they were responsible for the closure. However, McKinney's past support for gun control legislation is a major liability for Republican voters. A surprise is always possible, but Foley is the man to beat Tuesday.

Head below the fold for more.  

MN-Gov (R): Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton looks like the favorite to win re-election this fall, but four credible Republicans think they have a chance here. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won the influential state party endorsement. However, businessman Scott Honour has spent much of his own money to try and even the score. Former Senate Republican Leader Marty Seifert and former state House Speaker Kurt Zellers are also in the mix. There is no recent primary polling and it's anyone's guess how this will turn out.

MN-06 (R): The one-and-only Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is calling it quits in this suburban Twin Cities seat. Former state Rep. Tom Emmer, who came very close to being elected governor in 2010, quickly entered the race and was largely able to clear the field. Emmer has the local party's endorsement and holds a considerable financial advantage over his primary opponent, Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah. Romney won this seat 57-42, and it should be safe for any Republican not named Michele Bachmann.    

WI-06 (R): Longtime Republican Rep. Tom Petri is retiring, setting off a competitive primary to succeed him. State Sen. Glenn Grothman was already planning to challenge Petri, and he is joined in the Republican primary by state Sen. Joe Leibham and state Assemblyman Duey Stroebel. All three candidates are quite conservative but Grothman is a special class onto his own. Among many other things Grothman has stated that he doesn't believe there is a wage gap between men and women, spoken out against Kwanzaa, and authored a bill to declare single parenthood a factor in child abuse.  

Democrats would love to face Grothman, but it's unclear who will advance. Thanks in large part to self-funding, Stroebel has spent the most in the last month: Stroebel leads Leibham $277,000 to $182,000 in spending, with Grothman at a distant $99,000. The Democratic candidate will be Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, who faces no primary opposition. Harris's fundraising has been very weak and he'd be the clear underdog against Stroebel or Leibham in this 53-46 Romney seat. However, if Grothman makes it through the primary, Team Blue may take a second look here.  

WI-AG (D): Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is retiring, and a competitive battle to replace him is expected. On the Republican side, Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel has the field to himself. Three Democrats are competing in their primary: state Rep. Jon Richards; Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ; and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne.

Richards has raised the most money and has a base in voter-rich Milwaukee, but has faced criticisms for not being a career prosecutor. Happ has the backing of EMILY's List and AFSCME, and has been stressing her ability to win in conservative rural areas. Ozanne has proven to be a poor fundraiser but does have name recognition in heavily Democratic Dane County. The winner will start out with a big cash deficit to Schimel, but both parties are expected to fight hard to win here.

Other statewide races: In Connecticut, four Republicans are running for the lieutenant governor nomination. The state holds separate primaries for governor and lieutenant governor, but the two run together on one ticket in the fall in the so called "shot-gun marriage" system. In Minnesota, incumbent Democratic state Auditor Rebecca Otto faces a primary challenge from former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza. Entenza ran for governor in 2010 and took third-place with 18 percent, far behind winner Mark Dayton's 41 percent. In Wisconsin, a pair of Republicans are facing off for their party's nomination for both secretary of state and treasurer.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 07:00 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (24+ / 0-)

    Contributing Editor, Daily Kos Elections. 24, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-02 (resident). Formerly known as Darth Jeff.

    by Jeff Singer on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 07:00:05 AM PDT

  •  More about the CT-LG Republican primary (4+ / 0-)

    There are three major candidates: 1) Penny Bacchiochi, a state representative from Stafford, 2) Heather Somers, a councilwoman and mayor of Groton, and 3) David Walker, the former Comptroller General of the U.S.

    Bacchiochi is the party-endorsed candidate. She's generally considered to be the most moderate of the three. She got negative publicity from other Republicans when she accused another candidate of racism since her husband is black. This has been used against her. Most of Bacchiochi's ads have been positive.

    Somers seems to be the most conservative of the three, and has been on the attack recently. She accuses Bacchiochi of being a 'Hartford insider' and Walker of being a 'Washington insider', while she claims to be the 'outsider'. She has attacked Bacchiochi for those racism claims as well as for some questionable votes she took as state representative. She has attacked Walker as an out-of-stater and former Democrat who moved to CT and became a Republican solely to run for office. Both Bacchiochi and Somers have played the electability card, as both Stafford and Groton are Democratic-leaning towns but they can still win there. Neither Bacchiochi nor Somers have made their preferences in the gubernatorial primary known.

    Walker's campaign is joined at the hip with the McKinney campaign, as they are unofficial "running mates" (even though it is still possible that one wins and the other loses). They are running a more issue-oriented campaign, promising tax cuts (though obviously without any ideas on how to pay for them). They also say that McKinney has more experience in government, and that he has a long record of (unsuccessfully) opposing Malloy's agenda.

    While Foley is favored, I wouldn't count McKinney out. But the LG primary is wide open. My guess is that Walker will win most of Fairfield County, while Bacchiochi will do well in the non-Fairfield County suburban towns (particularly the Hartford suburbs) and Somers will win most of the rural areas.

    (-8.38, -4.72), CT-02 (home), ME-01 (college) "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." -Spock

    by ProudNewEnglander on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 08:07:46 AM PDT

  •  Of these races... (6+ / 0-)

    I'm only really interested in WI-06 at the primary level. If Grothman is the nominee, this instantly becomes a winnable race; if the nominee is someone else, it's probably not worth investing in this cycle.

    Pragmatic progressive. Oregonian, Cascadian, and American. Keeper of the DKE glossary.

    by SaoMagnifico on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 08:41:33 AM PDT

  •  MN-6 (0+ / 0-)

    Emmer has this endorsement locked up. Expect him to win big tomorrow.

    I am a Tom Rukavina Democrat

    by OGGoldy on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 10:47:31 AM PDT

  •  MN Predictions (3+ / 0-)
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    OGGoldy, mndan, Joe Bob

    I don't want to give percentages, as there hasn't been a real primary poll in quite a while, but my predictions are as follows:

    GOV-R: Johnson wins by mid to high single digits. Expect Seifert to be second. Honour and Zellers will fight it out for third.

    Auditor-DFL: Otto holds on by double digits. Again, no polling, but in a low turnout primary most voters are pretty tuned in and Entenza's barrage of mail shouldn't be enough. Also he spent 6 million in 2010 and got 18%. People just don't like him or his sleazy campaigning.

    CD6-R: Emmer, easy.

    CD1-4: Aaron Miller beats Hagedorn. Miller has the party endorsement, but this race has been one big snoozefest. Whoever wins will lose to Walz by double digits.

    US SEN-R: McFadden will win, but I wonder by how much. We'll see if the Star Tribune endorsement for Abeler did him any good.

    A few high profile primaries for legislative seats as well, I predict:

    HD48A-R: Loon beats back Kihne easily. If Kihne somehow wins, there's a chance this seat could be in play for the DFL. It's still a GOP district, but Kihne is crazy like Michelle Bachmann.

    HD44B-DFL: Jon Applebaum wins with something in the 40s. Tollefson and Wagner are close for second. This is a swing district with a slight advantage to the DFL.

    HD60B-DFL: I'm pulling for Phyllis Kahn to beat her challenger, Mohamud Noor. Nothing against Noor, I know him and he's a nice guy, but his campaign reeks of opportunism and identity politics. No prediction here. Noor probably has 1500 Somali votes to Kahn's 500 or so. He'll need to keep the margin smaller outside of the two heavily Somali precincts. Either way, safe DFL seat for the general.

    There are some other primaries, but those are the three most high profile.

    •  Excellent predictions (1+ / 0-)
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      mndan

      This is mostly my thoughts, although small differences.

      Gov (R): I think Johnson wins, but his medical condition was at exactly the worst time for his campaign. I say Johnson ~35%, with Honour getting second due to his massive TV buy full of red meat. Seifert finishes 3rd, and Zellers being an afterthought. Remember, Republicans largely blame Zellers for losing the House after 1 term in the majority.

      Auditor (D): I have my eyes on this race. If she were running against someone that Democrats liked, she may be in serious trouble (and may actually have lost against a Don Ness or R.T. Rybak type). I think she wins handily against Entenza, with Entenza's only winning counties being in north country.

      CD-6: Exactly

      CD-4: How the hell did Miller win the GOP primary by running to the left against two more establishment types? And furthermore, after he got the endorsement, he fell off the planet. WTF?

      Sen (R): McFadden's weakness against a Generic R in the primary after he got the endorsement will show any cracks in the campaign. I am curious to see the geography of his win. If he struggles in suburban Hennepin County, and Washington/Dakota, this won't be as close in November as we currently think.

      HD-48A (R): Kihne is more Mary Franson than Michelle Bachmann. Bachmann has some academic and professional credentials on her resume. Kihne is just a giant ball of crazy with nothing in her past that shows she is fit to hold office. Agreed that this race is a snoozefest with Loon though. Loon is strong, and a likely contender for Paulsen's seat if he moves on.

      HD-44B (D): I don't  have a good feel on this district. I am in "Wait and See" mode. I shall defer to you.

      HD-60A: (D): I like Phyllis Kahn; she was my representative when I was in college. I wasn't a huge fan of Noor's campaign at all, but after the coup d'etat / melee that resulted in people getting arrested and physically injured, I lost all respect for his campaign. If they want their own hand picked representative, fine. But the way they tried to hijack their caucus was unforgivable. I suspect Kahn wins 95%+ outside of the crack stack precincts after that incident, and wins by double digits.

      I am a Tom Rukavina Democrat

      by OGGoldy on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 04:30:31 PM PDT

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    •  The MN GOP Dep Chair story is growing (0+ / 0-)

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

       Some local and national outlets have taken up the story. It was trending locally on Twitter.

      It is a small but viral headache for the GOP Endorsed Gov Candidate Jeff Johnson. For your party deputy chair to troll Democrats over the loss of Robin Williams cannot be helpful.

    •  MN Auditor- DFL (1+ / 0-)
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      Phoenix Woman

      Thanks for the info on this race. The one reason I plan to vote in DFL primary is to vote for Rebecca Otto and against Matt Entenza.

      Entenza really does seem sleazy to jump into a primary for no good reason other then his own career boost. Otto seems to be doing a good job in this position. Entenza seems interested only to use this position as a stepping stone to another run at governor.

      Does anyone have predications for which MN Repub gov candidate will win this primary? Surprising no real polling in this race. Could be an interesting and close 4-way outcome. That said, I don't think Dayton will have too hard a time with any of these repub candidates.

      •  Auditor race (2+ / 0-)
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        mndan, Phoenix Woman

        Around my house we call him Rat Entenza. I really don’t know what the hell he is thinking. Sure, he and his ex-wife are/were huge donors to the DFL but to the typical DFL primary voter Entenza is a total sleazebag. There was his oppo research against Mike Hatch in 2006, the $6million he spent to come in third in the 2010 gubernatorial primary and now the at least half a million bucks he has blown on the primary for State Auditor.

        It’s ridiculous; the more he spends the more he alienates the DFL base. The whole media blitz strategy might work if there were a big pool of low information voters to sway…but who does he think comes to the polls in a partisan primary where turnout will likely be under 30%? It’s not people who will be swayed by negative campaign ads.

        Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

        by Joe Bob on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 11:31:13 AM PDT

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        •  Spent $700K reminding DFLers how much they hate hi (0+ / 0-)

          And undid any goodwill he earned running MN2020.

          Oh, and he dragged Keith Ellison into the mire alongside him. C'mon, Keith - your district is safe as houses for you.  There was no need for you to grovel at Entenza's feet for a few campaign contributions.

          Visit http://theuptake.org/ for Minnesota news as it happens.

          by Phoenix Woman on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 09:27:11 AM PDT

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    •  As a resident of HD60B... (0+ / 0-)

      I was very happy to vote for Phyllis when I filled out my absentee ballot a couple of weeks ago.

      Your evaluation of the campaign is pretty accurate. I spent about 20 minutes on the phone with Noor at one point (I was a delegate to the endorsing convention) and he didn't have much to say other than "It's time!" and "If I'm on the ballot, Somalis in other communities around the state will vote for DFL candidates."

      I imagine the districts will get redrawn to heavily favor the emergence of a Somalian legislator in the future -- just as the Minneapolis City Council precincts were.

  •  Noteworthy downballot Wisconsin primaries (6+ / 0-)

    SD-15-D (Janesville/Beloit/Whitewater area): Three Democrats are running here: State Rep. Janis Ringhand, Former State Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, and political newcomer Austin Scieszinski. Scieszinski has the backing of outgoing State Senator Tim Cullen, Sheridan lost re-election to the Assembly, despite representing a heavily-Democratic district, in 2010 after being involved in a sex scandal but is seeking a political comeback, and Ringhand is from Evansville, which is in the rural western part of the district (the other two Democrats are from Janesville, the largest city in the district). Given Sheridan's baggage, Republicans would have at least an outside chance of winning the general election should Sheridan win the Democratic nomination, but either Ringhand or Scieszinski should have no trouble winning the general election should either of them win the primary.

    SD-17-D (Southwestern Wisconsin): Pat Bomhack, a former aide to Russ Feingold, Ron Kind, and Jim Doyle, and Ernie Wittwer, a former state transportation budget official, are running in the Democratic primary. Bomhack has the backing of State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson and much of the state Democratic establishment, while Wittwer, a vocal critic of the current leadership of the DPW, has the backing of some unions and numerous local Democratic leaders in that region of the state.

    SD-21-R (Racine and Kenosha Counties): This district, which was a Racine County-based district prior to redistricting, was redrawn to remove much of the City of Racine and replace it with rural/suburban areas of Kenosha County, turning a swing district into a heavily-Republican district. Van Wanggaard, who represented the district from 2011 until being ousted in the 2012 recall elections, and Jonathan Steitz, the Republican candidate in the failed recall attempt against SD-22 Democratic incumbent Bob Wirch in 2011 who is running to Wanggaard's right. This primary has been very nasty, with Steitz practically running his entire campaign on attacking Wanggaard from the right. Winner of this primary will probably defeat Democratic candidate Randy Bryce in the general election.

    AD-10-D (Shorewood area of Milwaukee County): Four Democrats are running here, the winner will run unopposed in the general election. The district includes part of the City of Milwaukee and has a significant black population. Of the four candidates, Tia Torhorst, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's political director, is the only one who is actually from the district. Torhorst is also noteworthy for being the only candidate this cycle that I know of who has the support of former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl. Retiring State Assemblywoman Sandy Pasch is backing David Bowen, a Milwaukee County Supervisor who supported a living wage ordinance that Abele opposed. Additionally, Bria Grant, a pro-school voucher candidate, and Sara Johann, who ran against Republican State Sen. Alberta Darling in 2000 and recently moved from Italy to run here (although she is a natural-born U.S. citizen), are also running here. In case anyone is wondering, Torhorst and Johann are white, while Bowen and Grant are black.

    AD-19-D (Downtown Milwaukee area) - Four Democrats are running here, the winner will face Pirate Party candidate Joseph Klein in the general election. Of the four Democratic candidates, Dan Adams, a pro-school voucher candidate who has the backing of Chris Abele, is obviously the least liberal of the four, in fact, Adams has used Scott Walker's anti-union messaging and the Greater Milwaukee Committee, a right-wing business group, has sent out mailers on behalf of Adams. The other three Democrats are Marina Dimitrijevic, the Milwaukee County Board chairwoman, Jonathan Brostoff, a political operative with close ties to State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson, and Sara Geenen, a labor lawyer. Dimitrijevic, Brostoff, and Geenen are the progressive candidates in the primary. This race has been hotly contested, and AD-19 could see some of the highest turnout in the entire state tomorrow.

    AD-20-R: Three Republicans are running in this Democratic-leaning district. Democratic incumbent Christine Sinicki is running for re-election without Democratic primary opposition, although Republicans are making a play for this seat because of her use of foul language in a social media post about Scott Walker's State of the State Address earlier this year. Justin Moralez, a Cudahy City Council member, is a pro-marriage equality Republican, while Moralez's two primary challengers, Molly McGartland and Mike Pierce, are very conservative. Should Moralez win the GOP primary, this could be one of the most competitive state legislative races this cycle in Wisconsin.

    AD-63-R (Southwestern Racine County): Republican State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is facing a primary challenge from Byrn Biemeck, who is an unusual candidate for a couple of reasons. One, she supports Wisconsin seceding from the union. Two, she is a Republican supporter of a redistricting reform bill that was written by ultra-liberal Democratic State Rep. Melissa Sargent of Madison. Additionally, Biemeck has the support of an anti-abortion group despite Vos being an anti-abortion incumbent. There is the possibility of an Eric Cantor-type scenario here where Vos could lose re-nomination in a shocker.

    AD-78-D (West Side of Madison): Two Democrats are running in an open-seat race here: Mark Clear and Lisa Subeck, both Madison City Council members. The winner of the primary will have no general election opposition. Subeck is probably going to win, as she has a ton of political connections and has run a very strong campaign, while Clear recently attacked Subeck for being a "lobbyist for left-wing causes", an attack that does NOT play well in America's progressive bastion.

    Milwaukee County Sheriff-D: David Clarke, a far-right incumbent, is running in the Democratic primary for re-election. Clarke is facing a serious primary challenge from Chris Moews, a Milwaukee Police Department lieutenant who nearly defeated Clarke in the 2010 primary. Clarke is a fake Democrat who relies on Republicans crossing-over to vote for him in the Democratic primary to get elected in Milwaukee County, and Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson, among others, are encouraging Republicans to vote in the Democratic primary for Clarke. Clarke has attended GOP functions and is a member of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Police Officers Association, a group of far-right sheriffs. Additionally, Clarke's supporters were recently seen on an Interstate 94 overpass holding "Impeach Obama" signs.

  •  WI-AG-D (4+ / 0-)

    That primary is effectively a two-way race between Jon Richards and Susan Happ, as the collapse of Ismael Ozanne's campaign has effectively rendered Ozanne a spoiler candidate in the primary. I'm guessing Ozanne would probably pull more votes from Happ than Richards, since many of Ozanne's supporters have concerns about Richards over his lack of prior prosecutorial experience, although Ozanne will pull votes from Richards as well, since both Richards and Ozanne have publicly supported making first-offense drunk driving a misdemeanor in Wisconsin, while Happ has publicly railed against efforts to make first-offense drunk driving a misdemeanor in Wisconsin.

    While Richards appears to be the frontrunner (Republican candidate Brad Schimel has acted like Richards has already won the primary, since Richards is the only one of three Democratic candidates that Schimel has attacked by name), Happ has the late momentum. I've noticed via social media, blogs, and other websites that many on the left in Wisconsin are announcing their support for Happ late in the game (which is surprising, since Happ is the only one of the three Democratic candidates campaigning as a centrist). However, Richards has also gotten some late support as well, Happ has the least amount of Facebook likes and the second-least amount of Twitter followers of the three Democratic candidates (although neither of those are good indicators of candidate strength, as there's probably quite a few people who like and follow all three of the candidates' Facebook and Twitter pages), and, as I stated above, Ozanne, who still has some supporters, is probably going to pull more votes from Happ than Richards.

    There's been no public polling of this primary (Marquette said a while back that the sample size is too small for them to poll the race, which indicates that turnout will probably be low), and no internal polling data from any of the campaigns have been made public (although rumors did swirl a few months ago that Schimel's internal polling showed him losing to Richards in a hypothetical general election matchup between the two), which leaves us with only anecdoial evidence (although there's quite a bit of it) to make predictions.

    My prediction for this race is as follows:

    Jon Richards: 52%
    Susan Happ: 29%
    Ismael Ozanne: 19%

    As a general rule, Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties are probably going to go for Richards, Jefferson County and maybe a few neighboring counties are going to go for Happ, and Dane County is probably going to be Ozanne's strongest county (although his campaign has collapsed to the point that he may not win his home county). The area to watch is going to be the northern and western parts of the state. Richards has a ton of endorsements from outstate Democrats, while Happ has tailored her campaign message to rural voters.

    On another note, there's been little negative campaigning from any of the three candidates (Richards and Happ have not attacked other Democratic candidates, and Ozanne did go negative on both Richards and Happ a while back, but even he's run a mostly positive campaign).

    •  Another reason why I think Jon Richards will win (3+ / 0-)
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      badscience, WisVoter, bananapouch1

      Susan Happ, who has made her opposition to making first-offense drunk driving in Wisconsin one of two key parts of her campaign (the other one being her electability argument), recently changed her talking points on that particular issue. She originally claimed that making first-offense drunk driving a misdemeanor in Wisconsin would be a waste of taxpayer money, but now she's claiming that drunk driving is a "societal problem".

      My guess is that Happ herself knows that she's on the wrong side of that issue (which is a divisive one within the Democratic primary electorate in Wisconsin).

      •  Jon Richards is probably the least qualified (1+ / 0-)
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        fearlessfred14

        From the moment Richards announced his candidacy, it bothered me that not only does Richards not have any experience as a prosecutor, but he really doesn't have any experience working in the criminal justice system whatsoever (not even as a defense attorney).  

        But it's not just the lack of lines on a resume that bothers me about Richards--it's the lack of coherent thoughts about public safety.  Nearly every time Richards is asked a question about violent crime, he tries to change the subject.  He might be able to sneak through the primary doing that, but changing the subject when asked about one of the main missions of the AG's office is not going to cut it in the general.  

        Overall, on the merits, I think Ozanne would make an even better AG than Happ would.  However, his campaign has utterly collapsed (it is the first time he has run a contested election) and Happ is still far better than Richards.  My vote for Happ tomorrow will be 50% pro-Happ and 50% anti-Richards.

  •  As a resident of Cedarburg which is in WI-6 (4+ / 0-)

    I can say for a matter of fact that in it won't be Stroebel who wins. Grothmen has a 2 to 1 advantage in yards signs around here and while I know yard sign don't vote (not outside Northern Illinois anyway)    Cedarburg is Stroebel's hometown, it should be his base of support.  If he can't win it over Grothmen there is no way he can win the primary.

  •  So David Clarke is openly a Repug...and... (3+ / 0-)

    ...he has the support of xGov Tommy ( I can get rid social security etc., video cameo) fame!  Appears the Chris Moews game plan first should be, you can tell the character of a person by the company they keep.  And Clark's supporter's want to join the do-nothing R-US House rep's and Impeach Obama?  Something is not smelling with this sitrep. One side is apparently trying to get all the looneys to come out and vote for them while the other side just has to make sure the voting public know's who is who.  Yes, do this...posters with your smily face on it name above it, below picture...I'm the real Deal. Not trying to be what I'm not...just believe I can do the job better, etc. so on and so forth.  No real hard political statements because Tommy's boys will make a big deal of you bring politics into the County Sheriff's office. You can allude, or imply the obvious about about the company one keeps can sometimes influence how someone behaves or not.  yadda yadda.  just saying.

    Our nations quality of life is based on the rightousness of its people.

    by kalihikane on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 01:08:00 PM PDT

    •  The RW is going berzerk over this one (0+ / 0-)

      The RW radio haters are all over this race, blowing the scare horn so loud I don't need a radio tuner to hear it.  It's also hitting the national RW talk shows, too.

      The Dems should never let this RWNJ run as a Democrat.  He's a loon with a long history of RW fanaticism.  We've been trying to make him go away for a long time.

      Republicans in Milwaukee County can't cross over in this primary, yet they're all trying to write him in on their Republican primary ballot (it won't be counted).

      This is THE race I'm watching, although I'm hoping Big Mouth Grothman, the carpetbagger, wins his primary for Petris Congressional seat because he'll be falling over his own mouth in the general election.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 03:55:19 PM PDT

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  •  we will have election returns faster than the AP (2+ / 0-)
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    jncca, WisVoter

    Our crowd sourced, bipartisan army of volunteers will be providing results for MN/CT GOV and WI-HD6 GOP primaries, as well as well as the Milwaukee Sheriff Dem primary (notable because Bloomberg's group is spending big to defeat incumbent David Clarke). Also for fun we will be tracking the votes for Walker/Burke and comparing it to the turnout in the 2012 recall primary.

    We report our results faster than the AP.

    our website is AOSHQDD.com and you can follow us on twitter @AOSHQDD

    If you want to volunteer to help fill in election returns tomorrow or in a future election, email AOSHQDD(at)gmail(dot)com. It's a lot of fun we promise.

    Our blog is right leaning, but our election tracking website is nonpartisan. All we care about is providing returns faster than any other source. We select races based on what looks interesting/competitive.

  •  WI State Treasurer - a race w/ little attention (5+ / 0-)

    Out of the five candidates running in the primary (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans, 1 from the Constitution Party), only one of them supports Gov. Walker's policies of transferring functions from that office to other governmental agencies and greatly reducing the influence of the Treasurer. See Leauge of Women Voters' Candidate Answers. (Hint: it's one of the Republican candidates.)

    I don't think this is a good idea... Heh.

    I'm leaning toward David Sartori of Cudahy myself. Anyone have more thoughts on this race?

  •  Wisconsin 01? (4+ / 0-)
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    anshmishra, exterris, Puddytat, Remediator

    Zerban v Kaleka? for the glory of attacking Paul Ryan?

    "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." - Hubert Humphrey

    by Hope Despite All on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 09:56:12 AM PDT

    •  Zerban gained name recognition last time (2+ / 0-)
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      Remediator, eeff

      So I'm hoping he'll make some gains this time against the granny-starver.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 03:56:19 PM PDT

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