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Primary election Tuesday
U.S. Senate, House primaries on ballot
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While the presidential election Nov. 8 has been getting nationwide attention, there is a statewide election before that.

Tuesday’s election is expected to draw about one-sixth of registered voters, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are two federal races on the ballot. Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D–Wisconsin) will have a Democratic opponent, Scott Harbach of Kenosha, in August. Feingold or Harbach will face U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R–Wisconsin) and Libertarian Phillip Anderson of Fitchburg in November.

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D–La Crosse) will be opposed on the Democratic ballot by Myron Buchholz of Eau Claire. The winner will be unopposed on the ballot in November.

A similar race will take place in Iowa County, where Connie Johnson of Hollandale and Rita Peterson of Dodgeville are running for the Democratic nomination for treasurer. The winner will be unopposed in the race to replace retiring county treasurer Jolene Millard.

Voters will be required to show ID at the polls. Information about acceptable voter IDs is available at or by calling 1-866-VOTE-WIS.