The Nov. 8 general election will get more attention than the Aug. 9 primary election, though there will be one statewide race and one Congressional race on the primary ballot.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R–Wisconsin) will have a Republican opponent, John Schiess of Rice Lake, in August. Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D–Wisconsin) will have a Democratic opponent, Scott Harbach of Kenosha, in August. The Democratic and Republican winners will face Libertarian Phillip Anderson of Fitchburg in November.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D–La Crosse) will have only a Democratic opponent, Myron Buchholz of Eau Claire, in August. The winner will be unopposed on the ballot in November.
The Second Congressional District race will be a rematch between U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D–Black Earth) and Republican Peter Theron of Madison.
The Associated Press reported Monday night that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton had gotten enough delegates for the Democratic nomination for president. Developer Donald Trump got enough delegates for the Republican nomination one month ago. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson defeated two other candidates to win the Libertarian Party nomination on Memorial Day weekend.
State Rep. Travis Tranel (R–Cuba City) will be opposed by Democrat Jesse Bennett of Bagley in the 49th Assembly District. State Rep. Todd Novak (R–Dodgeville) will be opposed by Democrat Jeff Wright of Plain in the 51st Assembly District.
There will be one contested district attorney race, in Lafayette County, where Democratic District Attorney Kate Findley will be opposed by Republican Jenna Gill of Darlington. Republican Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker and Democratic Iowa County District Attorney Larry Nelson are unopposed.