Evers wins primary
Wilz gets GOP nomination
By Robert Cloud
Tony Evers won a 10-way primary to become the Democratic candidate for governor.
State Superintendent Evers will face incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in November’s general election.
In Waupaca County, Evers received 1,485 votes Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Democratic candidates Mike McCabe garnered 378, Kelda Helen Roys 292, Mahlon Mitchell 219, and Kathleen Vinehout 196 votes in Waupaca County.
Statewide, Evers won with nearly 42 percent of the vote, garnering 224,544 votes.
Mahlon Mitchell came in second with 88,090, Kelda Helen Roys 68,962, Kathleen Vinehout 43,988, and Mike McCabe with 39,756.
Waupaca County Republicans gave Walker 4,417 votes, while casting 465 votes for challenger Robert Meyer.
Statewide, Walker garnered 417,654 votes for 91.6 percent of the total.
Although Waupaca County Sheriff Brad Hardel dropped out of the race, his name remained on the Republican ballot.
His challenger, Sgt. Tim Wilz received 3,464 votes against Hardel’s 1,345.
State Sen. Leah Vukmir won the GOP primary for U.S. Senate against Kevin Nicholson.
Vukmir received 217,023 votes statewide and 1,829 votes in Waupaca County.
Nicholson drew 190,040 votes statewide and carried Waupaca County with 2,607.
Vukmir will face incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin in November.
Mandela Barnes is the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.
Barnes received 326,133 votes against Kurt Kobler, who received 153,727.
In Waupaca County, Barnes received 1,616 and Kobler 1,166.
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch ran unopposed in the Republican primary.
Secretary of State
Republicans selected Jay Schroeder as their candidate for secretary of state.
Schroeder garnered 254,249 votes statewide against Spencer Zimmerman, who received 102,489.
In Waupaca County, Schroeder drew 3,228 votes, while 996 votes went to Zimmerman.
Incumbent Secretary of State Doug La Follette won his party’s nod with 326,618 votes statewide and 2,066 votes in Waupaca County.
Arvina Martin received 168,755 Democratic votes statewide, and 853 in the county.
The race for state treasurer will be between Democrat Sarah Godlewski and Republican Travis Hartwig.
Godlewski received 200,340 votes statewide and 1,086 votes in Waupaca County.
Her opponents, Dawn Marie Sasse garnered 149,006 state votes and 993 county votes, while Cynthia Kaump got 112,195 statewide and 679 countywide.
Hartwig received 260,884 votes statewide and 3,210 countywide, while Jim Millies received 100,028 state votes and 1,013 county votes.