Republican primaries held today for June special elections


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

Special election primaries tomorrow, with more at stake for Wisconsin GOP than Dems


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

Special election candidate Alex Renard moved to De Pere apartment month before declaring run

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Before he resigned in December, former state Sen. Frank Lasee was dogged by questions about where he actually lived: the apartment he rented in De Pere or his wife’s house in Racine. Now similar questions are being raised about Lasee’s potential replacement. > Green Bay Press-Gazette


State GOP snubs Rep. Jacque in senate race

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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