Dems flip long-held GOP Senate seat, while Republicans keep Assembly seat


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

Special elections could build red or blue momentum


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

Top 5 things to know about Tuesday’s special elections


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.

Tuesday’s special elections could offer clues about possible ‘blue wave’


Tuesday’s state Senate showdown won’t determine who holds the seat for long, but it could provide clues about how contests will play out this fall. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Women’s group calls for apology after Plumer’s disorderly conduct resurfaces

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A state women’s group is asking for an apology from Republican Jon Plumer, a candidate  in the June 12th special election for the 42nd Assembly District. Wisconsin’s National Organization for Women (NOW) is “appalled” after hearing about Plumer’s disorderly conduct dispute with his family back in 1997. > ABC 27 Madison

Roads, schools, taxes top voters’ concerns at candidate forum for Assembly special election


Candidates in the 42nd Assembly District took a volley of questions from voters on road repair, school funding, taxes and gun control at a forum last week, gearing up for the June 12 special election. Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd, Republican Jon Plumer, and Independent Gene Rubinstein are vying for the vacant Assembly seat. > Sun Prairie Star

Candidates in rural Assembly district wearing out the shoe leather in special election

Republican Jon Plumer and Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd have been knocking on thousands of doors in and around Lodi as they approach the June 12 special election for state Assembly District 42. > WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio