Midterm Roundup: Badger State Battlegrounds

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new Voting from Wisconsin Shows that the state’s two top statewide contests for governor and Senate are set to be on hold in November, findings that explain why Republicans have launched a new TV ad blasting Democrats on inflation.

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and the National Republican Senatorial Committee don’t know which Democrat they’ll be running against in the fall, so they’re largely using their advertising time to promote Johnson by cutting Democrats more broadly. are.

The Marquette Law School poll found that all four of the top Democratic Senate candidates are currently running against Johnson within the margin of error.

In the Democratic Senate primary, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes is leading with 25%, with Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Larry just 4 percentage points behind. Every potential general election match with GOP Sen. Ron Johnson was within a few percentage points.

In the Republican primary for governor, a Marquette poll finds businesswoman Tim Michels, who has the backing of former President Donald Trump, and former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Clayfish top with 27% and 26%, respectively. Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ lead on the GOP field ranged from 4 points to 17 points.

Elsewhere on the campaign trail:

Arizona Senate: FreedomWorks is hosting a platform With all the top GOP Senate candidates tonight.

Missouri Senate: Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee supporting GOP Attorney General Eric Schmidt’s Senate bid.

Illinois Governor: The Democratic Governors Association is booking another $1.5 million in ad time, per AdImpact, as it looks to reduce GOP opportunities in Aurora Mayor Richard Irwin’s Republican primary.

Michigan Governor: Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer told NBC News on Wednesday that She Won’t “Weight” On President Joe Biden’s decision to run for re-election in 2024. And, he said he is too busy considering his own presidential campaign at the moment.

Governor of New York: Former Vice President Mike Pence is hope to support GOP Representative Lee Zeldin for governor, according to the New York Times.

Alaska At-Large: A top state election official said the withdrawal of nonpartisan candidate Al Gross from the upcoming Special House election will not elevate another candidate to the election of choice in August. because gross withdrew too late,

Illinois-15: Two outside groups (the Club for Growth and the Conservative Outsiders PAC) supported GOP Rep. Mary Miller has booked $300,000 in TV ad time in the final days from next week’s primary, while Miller’s primary rival, Rep. Rodney Davis, has booked another $123,000 in TV time. , per AdImpact.