Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin – Opinion

Another Tuesday and another set of primaries. This week, it’s primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota (along with a special election), Vermont, and Wisconsin. Here’s what to keep an eye on per DDHQ:


Overview: The polls close at 8 PM Eastern. Five Congressional districts are available. First-past the-post winner.

Races of the key:

The Republican Senate primary includes Leora Levy and Peter Lumaj. Jayme Stevenson faces Michael Goldstein in the Fourth District House primaries.


Overview: The polls close at 7:05 PM Central. There are eight congressional districts. First-past the-post winner.

Races of the key:

For the Governor’s race, Democrat incumbent Tim Walz faces a challenge from Ole Savior (great name!). On the GOP side, Bob Carney and Scott Jensen face off against Joyce Lacey.

Regarding the House per NBC news

Voters in Minnesota’s 1st District will head to the polls Tuesday to elect a new member of Congress to replace the late GOP Rep. Jim Hagedorn.

Former state Rep. Brad Finstad is competing against Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Jeff Ettinger, a former CEO of Hormel Foods, to serve out the rest of Hagedorn’s term. Hagedorn died in February after battling cancer.

Republicans will likely have a slight advantage in this district. Trump won the district 10 points in 2020, per the Cook Political Report, which rates the special election Likely Republican.

This means that the winner in this race will take over as president immediately. But now, here’s the twist:

Both Finstad and Ettinger are also competing in Tuesday’s primaries for a full term representing the newly drawn 1st District. Finstad is facing a last-ditch challenge on the right from state Rep. Jeremy Munson, who lost the special election primary by a few hundred votes.

Ilhan Omar (incumbent Democrat) is also being challenged in the Fifth District. Fox9 reports:

[T]his weekend is one of Hamline University political science professor David Schultz’s favorite times of the year, because so much is on the line for candidates across the state.

His focus on the Fifth Congressional District primary, between Congresswoman Ilhanomar and her challenger Don Samuels, is the most important of all races.

“This is probably attracting not just local but national attention,” Professor Schultz said. “If I’m looking for any sleeper, any kind of a sleeper race, maybe it’s Samuels upsetting Omar, although it’s a longshot.”


Overview: Elections are closed at 7:00 PM Eastern. One congressional district is available. First-past the post is winner.

Races of the key:

In the race for governor, Phil Scott (republican incumbent) will be challenged by Stephen Bellows or Peter Duval. Brenda Siegal, a Dem candidate is unopposed.

For the U.S. Senate, it’s Gerald Malloy, Myers Mermel, and Christina Nolan facing off for the Republicans, while Peter Welch, Isaac Evans-Frantz, and Niki Thran contend for the Democrat nomination.

For Vermont’s lone Congressional district, it’s Anya Tynio, Liam Madden, and Ericka Redic on the GOP side, and Becca Balint, Sianay Clifford, Molly Gray, and Louis Meyers for the Democrats.

Because both the Senate seat as well the House seat can be filled, Vermont will send a new delegation to D.C.


Overview: Elections end at 8:00 PM Central. There are eight congressional districts. First-past the-post winner.

The Key Races

For the Governor’s race, it’s former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch versus Tim Michels of Michels Infrastructure Corporation. Michels received Donald Trump’s endorsement, while Kleefisch, who served with former Governor Scott Walker, has the endorsement of Walker, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, and Ted Cruz.

The Senate’s Republican incumbent Ron Johnson will be challenged by David Schroeder. Eight candidates are competing for the Democrats.

For live results, see below. RedState will have the most up-to-date coverage through Wednesday. (Click the “Change Race” option just above each map to toggle between the races.)





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