Wednesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 82. Sunrise is 5:56 AM and sunset 8:03 PM for 14h 06m 28s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 96.3% of its visible disk illuminated.
Unofficial results of contested races below, in order from state to county —
WISGOP Gubernatorial. Trump-endorsed Connecticut-homeowner Michels wins comfortably:
Candidate Total Votes % Votes Tim Michels (R) 326,571 47.2% Rebecca Kleefisch (R) 291,013 42.0% Timothy Ramthun (R) 41,647 6.0% Kevin Nicholson (R) 24,842 3.6% Adam Fischer (R) 8,155 1.2%
For Kleefisch, last of the Walker team, it’s the end of the road. Her dutiful service to Walker, and Walker’s partnership with Trump on Foxconn, only got them, well, Trump’s endorsement of Michels.
On to November, where Michels now sees that he’s going to need donor-class money to beat Evers, as Patrick Marley reports:
@michelsforgov has largely self-funded his campaign and said he wouldn’t accept donations of more than $500. After wining his primary tonight, his campaign manager said he would now accept donations of up to $20,000, the maximum allowed under Wisconsin law.
Lieutenant Governor. Ben Baker reports Democrat Sara Rodriguez and Republican Roger Roth win lieutenant governor primaries to join governor tickets:
98.42% Est. Vote Counted
Choices Total Votes % Votes Rodriguez (D) 353,818 76.5% Her (D) 108,737 23.5%
….99% Est. Vote Counted
Choices Total Votes % Votes Roger Roth (R) 178,750 30.1% Patrick Testin (R) 108,667 18.3% Cindy Werner (R) 80,857 13.6% Jonathan Wichmann (R) 79,245 13.4% Will Martin (R) 54,752 9.2% Kyle Yudes (R) 32,027 5.4%
WISGOP Attorney General. Eric Toney defeats Adam Jarchow, with Karen Mueller as the
biggest crackpot loon of all third-place candidate:
98.65% Est. Vote Counted
Choices Total Votes % Votes Eric Toney (R) 223,180 37.5% Adam Jarchow (R) 219,720 36.9% Karen Mueller (R) 152,302 25.6%
Isaac Yu reports of Mueller:
Mueller did unexpectedly well, capturing a quarter of the vote despite raising just $42,000 last quarter. She had entered the race on a promise to prosecute doctors who refused to prescribe the anti-parasite medication ivermectin for COVID-19 patients. Mueller appeared to be leading in three counties and very nearly took the Janesville-based Rock County.
Speaker Vos Survives Trump’s Scorn. A close race, but Vos survives a challenge from Trump-endorsed Adam Steen, and now — now — Vos declares “Michael Gableman, the man he hired to investigate the 2020 presidential election, ‘an embarrassment.’ ”
31st Assembly District. Whitewater is within the 31st District, and in that race, Ellen Schutt wins the WISGOP primary over Maryann Zimmerman and Jason Dean:
Walworth County Sheriff. Whitewater resident Dave Gerber defeats Craig Konopski in the WISGOP race for Walworth County Sheriff:
There is more than one way to help one’s country:
Before the war, Kyiv’s music scene and hipster vibes helped the Ukrainian capital earn the reputation of being “the new Berlin.” But Russia’s invasion has halted the city’s nightlife and put many creative young professionals out of work. Now a group of party-planners have turned their talent’s to hosting “clean-up” raves in Kyiv Oblast, taking volunteers into villages devastated by Russian attacks to help locals clean-up and restore their communities. Without aid from these volunteer groups, government efforts to rebuild homes and clean up communities would likely take years.