With all the attention focused on the Most Expensive State Supreme Court Race in U.S. History, Wisconsin voters have not had much of a chance to absorb the ballot measures — including two that would amend the state constitution — they are expected to ratify or reject in the April 4 election.
In April, Wisconsinites will have the opportunity to elect a new state supreme court justice which will have a drastic impact on the future of abortion rights, redistricting, and many other issues in the state.
Wisconsin’s midterm elections are just around the corner, with a litany of important races this year deciding everything from the governor’s office to state legislative seats. Here’s what you need to know come November 8:
Two notable winners came out earlier this month in Wisconsin’s primary elections, with Mandela Barnes set to face incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R) after winning the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate handily following the withdrawal of his top challengers.
After winning the primary for the 63rd Assembly seat by 260 votes on Aug. 9, House Speaker Robin Vos will face his Republican opponent Adam Steen again as a write-in candidate in the general election on Nov. 8.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels refused to even touch the subject of gun reform when asked by CBS 58, but in a recent radio appearance on the Vicki McKenna Show, he voiced his opposition to red flag laws and efforts to curtail gun violence overall in Wisconsin.