For the second time in less than six months, Caleb Frostman and André Jacque are vying for the state’s 1st Senate District seat. Frostman (D-Sturgeon Bay) won the seat in a special election June 12, where he defeated Jacque (R-De Pere) by about 800 votes. > Green Bay Press Gazette
A UW-Green Bay political scientist says Democrat Caleb Frostman’s win in Tuesday’s special election indicates the “nationalization” of state-level politics: “People are taking their state senators and state Assembly persons and drawing a direct line to what is going on in Washington.” > Wisconsin Public Radio
Caleb Frostman defeated state Rep. Andre Jacque for an open Senate seat Tuesday in a special election Gov. Scott Walker tried to prevent. Although Frostman’s term is short, his win is a huge victory for the Democratic Party, as the seat was held by a Republican, and Trump won there by 17 points in 2016. > HuffPost
Voters delivered split verdict in a pair of special elections Tuesday, handing Republicans a win in one district and Democrats a victory in the other. Caleb Frostman topped Rep. Andre Jacque in the 1st Senate District, making him the first Democrat to represent the northeast Wisconsin district in more than four decades. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
An architect of Wisconsin’s prevailing-wage repeal who won a tough-fought battle in May to secure his party’s nomination for an open state Senate seat says he’s confident his shoe-leather campaigning will make up for the fundraising disadvantage he faces in Tuesday’s special election for the state’s Senate District 1. > Daily Reporter
Republicans hold a firm stake in both of Wisconsin’s legislative chambers, and the special election winners will likely vote on nothing. But outside groups have been pouring money into the races, which are largely symbolic as a demonstration of party power ahead of the midterms. > Christian Science Monitor
Wisconsin will hold two closely watched special elections Tuesday, the latest test of whether a “blue wave” could be coming this fall. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel runs through the top things you need to know about the races.