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With the midterm elections coming up, the primary election was held this past Tuesday, August 9th to narrow down the candidates for the Fall General Election coming up on Tuesday, November 7th. Voter turnout in this election was about 26% percent for the larger races including Republican Governor Primary and the Democratic U.S. Senate primary, which was the highest for a non-presidential year since 1982. Below are the results of the state wide primaries. Uncontested races are not included. * Indicates incumbents.

Republican Governor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Tim Michels326,71847.2
Rebecca Kleefisch291,12642.0
Timothy Ramthun41,6946.0
Kevin Nicholson24,8653.6
Adam Fischer8,1591.2

Democratic Lieutenant Governor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Sara Rodriguez346,37776.4
Peng Her106,50623.5

Republican Lieutenant Governor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Roger Roth175,51330.3
Patrick Testin106,51218.4
Cindy Werner79,03413.6
Jonathan Wichmann77,07313.3
Will Martin53,6839.3
Kyle Yudes31,2315.4
David Varnam28,7285.0
David King2,6994.6

Republican Attorney General

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Eric Toney223,26937.5
Adam Jarchow219,82736.9
Karen Mueller152,39225.6

Democratic Secretary of State

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Doug La Folette*300,53363.6
Alexia Sabor171,81736.4

Republican Secretary of State

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Amy Loudenbeck264,67546.3
Jay Schroeder228,05039.9
Justin Schmidtka78,99513.8

Democratic Treasurer

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Aaron Richardson168,36338.4
Gillian Battino159,41136.3
Angelito Tenorio110,91525.3

Republican Treasurer

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
John Leiber357,11465.8
Orlando Owens185,82034.2

Democratic U.S. Senate

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mandela Barnes389,87477.8
Alex Lasry44,5938.9
Sarah Godlewski40,4588.1
Tom Nelson10,9352.2
Steven Olikara5,6111.1
Darrell Williams3,6420.7
Kou Lee3,4690.7
Peter Peckarsky2,4430.5

Republican U.S. Senate

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Ron Johnson*563,00483.7
David Schroeder109,76516.3

More Information
Election 2022: Guide to the Fall Partisan Election (Eau Claire Chamber)

Posted by Danya Morman, Governmental Affairs Intern

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