One Senate seat is up for election in Wisconsin, held by a Democratic incumbent. Voters will also choose representatives for eight House seats, three of which are held by Democrats and five by Republicans. And they will select a governor, an office currently held by a Republican. See Wisconsin’s primary results.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) is seeking a second term against state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R), a nurse who is aligned with Gov. Scott Walker (R). Donald Trump won Wisconsin by less than one percentage point in 2016, but polls show that voters in the Midwest may be souring on Republicans. Republicans are hoping that a competitive race to reelect Walker could help Vukmir.
Gov. Scott Walker (R) has won two regular elections and a recall election since 2010, but polling suggests that he may have difficulty securing a third term. "We are at risk of a blue wave in Wisconsin," he said after Democrats won key statewide and special elections earlier this year. His opponent is Tony Evers (D), the state's education secretary.
Going into this election, Wisconsin had 3 Democratic representatives and 5 Republican representatives. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.
In 2016, Trump won this district by 10.3 points and Paul Ryan (R) won by 34.7.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R) is retiring, and this open seat is a contest between iron worker and union activist Randy Bryce, whose facial hair has gotten him the nickname "Iron Stache," and former Ryan staff member Bryan Steil. Republicans have dredged up Bryce's arrest record in attacks in the race.
Activists from both sides have been galvanized by the prospect that a newly conservative Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion ruling. But each party sees risks in focusing too heavily on abortion as the court fight unfolds.