South Milwaukee voters in Tuesday’s Republican U.S. Senate primary chose Eric Hovde.
Hovde got 706 of the 2,219 votes cast in the Senate race locally, or 31.8%, to Thompson’s 672 votes, or 30.2%. Jeff Fitzgerald (438 votes, 19.7%) was third, and Mark Neumann (401 votes, 18.1%) was fourth.
Statewide, numbers were trending differently, as Thompson held a small lead over Hovde as of 10 p.m.
The winner of the primary faces Tammy Baldwin on Nov. 6.
See local primary results here. Among some key numbers:
- Turnout was pretty high for a primary at 23.2%, as 2,874 voters (out of 12,393 registered voters) cast ballots.
- More than 1,500 Republican voters went to the polls, compared with 462 Democratic voters. Of course, there were no contested Democrtic races in the primary, keeping turnout low.
- Thompson and Hovde split the city’s four districts. Thompson won in the Second and Third, Hovde in the First and Fourth.
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