The Green Bay Press Gazette and UW-Green Bay are sponsoring a candidate forum ahead of the June 12 special election for state Senate District 1, which features a matchup between Republican Andre Jacque and Democrat Caleb Frostman.
Now that state Rep. Andre Jacque has defeated the candidate they openly and heavily supported in yesterday’s primary, a pair of powerful Assembly Republicans are reversing course and pledging to support Jacque in his June 12 bid for an open state Senate seat. > AP News
It took orders from three judges to prod him into action, but Scott Walker finally scheduled two special elections for June 12: for state Senate in northeast Wisconsin and for Assembly in the center of the state. The Wisconsin Gazette lays out the candidate slates and asks if the elections will foreshadow a coming “blue wave”.
Candidates are set for the June special elections that Gov. Scott Walker didn’t want to call. State Rep. Andre Jacque won his Republican primary for the 1st state Senate district while Lodi town board member and karate studio owner Jon Plumer beat out three GOP opponents in the 42nd Assembly district. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Republicans seeking to fill legislative seats vacant since December are competing in a primary Tuesday — and party leaders are putting their political clout behind favored candidates. The two special elections are for the 1st Senate District in northeast Wisconsin and the 42nd Assembly District in the south-central area of the state. > Wisconsin State Journal
Primaries will be held Tuesday for two state special elections in June, which could signal whether Wisconsin Republicans have staunched the bleeding or face a “blue wave” of Democratic wins in November. Here’s why Democrats have the most to gain in these two races. > Janesville Gazette
Campaigning for Wisconsin’s 1st State Senate District is in full swing with the special election primary just over a month away. But several state republicans have announced they are not supporting Republican Rep. Andre Jacque, instead throwing their support behind a 24-year-old political newcomer. > WBAY-TV Green Bay