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Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers

Tony Evers, with his wife, Kathy, speaks after his win in Wisconsin's Democratic gubernatorial primary election during an event at Best Western Premie...
Marci Glaus holds her one-year-old son, Fredrick as she casts her vote during Wisconsin's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Roxbury, Wis.Demo...

Tony Evers, with his wife, Kathy, speaks after his win in Wisconsin's Democratic gubernatorial primary election during an event at Best Western Premie...

Marci Glaus holds her one-year-old son, Fredrick as she casts her vote during Wisconsin's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Roxbury, Wis.Demo...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term.

And U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control.

Both Republicans are closely tied to President Donald Trump, who tweeted enthusiastic support for Walker this week.

Tony Evers is the state superintendent and a cancer survivor. He won the eight-person Democratic gubernatorial primary by a roughly 2-1 margin.

On the Senate side, state Sen. Leah Vukmir beat former U.S. Marine Kevin Nicholson by about 10 points for the chance to take on Baldwin.

She says Republicans will have to unify if they hope to defeat Baldwin.


Updated : 2020-12-02 08:38 GMT+08:00