Fall General Election Preview
As of tomorrow morning, months and in some cases over a year’s worth of campaigning will come to a head in the 2018 Fall General Election.
The race for Lincoln County Sheriff between Pete Borchardt and Ken Schneider was thought to have been decided in the August primary, during which both men ran on the Republican ticket. Schneider would go on to seemingly claim the victory by 442 votes. Despite the loss however, Borchardt has moved forward with a write-in campaign on the November ballot.
Incumbent Paul Proulx sealed the deal for another four-year term as Lincoln County Coroner in the August primary, topping opponent Mark Raymer by 1,569 votes. Proulx will run unopposed on Tuesday. Also unopposed will be incumbent Lincoln County Clerk of Court Marie Peterson.
Along with the heavily publicized and heated Sheriff and Coroner races locally, will be several state-wide races including Governor, Attorney General, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, odd-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, Wisconsin Treasurer, Wisconsin Secretary of State and all Wisconsin Assembly seats.
In a race of local interest, incumbent Republican Mary Felzkowski of Irma is looking to defend her 35th State Assembly District seat from Tomahawk Democrat Mark Martello.
For Wisconsin Governor/Lieutenant Governor, incumbent Republicans Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch face a challenge from the Democratic ticket of Tony Evers/Mandela Barnes. Minor party tickets on the ballot include Libertarian Phillip Anderson/Patrick Baird, Wisconsin Green Michael J. White/Tiffany Anderson, Independent Maggie Turnbull/Wil Losch and Wisconsin Party Arnie Enz.
The State Attorney General race pits incumbent Republican Brad Schimel against Democratic challenger Josh Kaul.
Incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin is facing a challenge from Republican Leah Vukmir for the U.S. Senate seat.
For the 7th Congressional District seat, Democrat Margaret Engebretson is making a bid against incumbent Republican Sean Duffy.
Incumbent Wisconsin Secretary of State, Democrat Douglas J. LaFollette, is being challenged by Republican Jay Schroeder.
With incumbent State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk not seeking re-election, challengers Democrat Sarah Godlewski and Republican Travis Hartwig will face off to succeed him.