Walker touts tax breaks as he and Evers joust over road funding


A day after Wisconsin’s primary, Gov. Scott Walker called for tax breaks Wednesday and floated the notion that Democrat Tony Evers supports quadrupling the gas tax — a notion Evers initially didn’t rule out but later called a lie. The dispute came just hours after Evers secured his party’s nomination. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Vinehout pledges to support Evers with her ‘people first’ campaign


With state schools Superintendent Tony Evers emerging as the Democratic candidate for governor in Tuesday’s primary, State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, an Alma Democrat, accepted her defeat with grace and encouragement for supporters. > Cap Times

Democrat Margaret Engebretson advances to face Sean Duffy

Polk County attorney Margaret Engebretson beat Democratic challenger and former Marshfield Clinic CEO Brian Ewert in Tuesday night’s primary race for the 7th Congressional District, earning her the chance to challenge U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in November. > Wisconsin Public Radio

In what many call the ‘year of the woman,’ two vie for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat

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Leah Vukmir’s U.S. Senate primary win means that whatever the general election outcome, it’s all but certain to produce a winning woman. For Wisconsin, it’s the first time two women became the major-party nominees for U.S. Senate. > Wisconsin State Journal

Scandal-dogged Zepnick one of two lawmakers unseated by a Dem primary challenger


Marisabel Cabrera defeated state Rep. Josh Zepnick in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, while Milwaukee schoolteacher Lakeisha Myers defeated Democratic state Rep. Fred Kessler. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Randy Bryce, a.k.a. ‘Iron Stache,’ wins Democratic primary for Paul Ryan’s seat

Randy Bryce, who rose to fame with a viral web video last year, won the party nomination Tuesday night in the race to succeed Paul Ryan. The union ironworker will now have to determine whether his hard-scrabble profile will help him win what has been a reliable Republican seat. > Roll Call