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Four key races in the Minnesota Wisconsin midterm primaries

Voters in states such as Wisconsin and Minnesota chose candidates for the US Congress and other offices in primary elections on Tuesday. This is another test of Donald Trump's influence in the Republican Party. Midterm elections on November 8th.

Vermont and Connecticut also competed for the nomination, while Minnesota held a special election for its vacant first congressional district.

Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial primary

In its final stages, the race for the Wisconsin gubernatorial nomination has turned into another proxy war between Trump and him. became. The estranged former Vice President, Mike Pence.

Trump endorsed construction company owner Tim Michels in June and former lieutenant governor Rebecca backed by Pence in July He led by Mr. Creefish overturned the election campaign that had been held.

Michels defeated his Kleefisch on Tuesday, according to Edison Research. It was the third high-profile campaign of the year that Pence and Trump endorsed their rival candidate. In previous campaigns, Pence-backed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp won the party's nomination in a reelection bid, while Trump-backed former newscaster Kari Lake won the Republican nomination for Arizona gubernatorial race. won.

Like Trump, who is considering running for president in 2024, Pence recently distanced himself from Trump's repeated falsehood that the 2020 election was stolen. .

Wisconsin Democratic Senate Primary

Progress backed by Republican Senator Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Burns, and Senator Elizabeth Warren It won the Democratic nomination after the main moderate opposition dropped out of the race in late July in a race that would easily challenge the Democrats. In the race against a potential Johnson, the focus shifted to Barnes' ability to appeal to moderate voters.

Minnesota's Republican primary governor

Former Minnesota Senator Scott He Jensen has vowed to seek to ban most abortions in the state. However, he won the Republican presidential nomination. governor's race.

Abortion is still legal in Minnesota under state law, even though the United States Supreme Court overturned her Roe v. Wade decision. Jensen recently said he supports abortion rights in cases of rape and incest.

Jensen, a doctor who has questioned the seriousness of COVID-19, announced in November that Democrat Tim He was set to face Governor Waltz. Walz is considered potentially vulnerable.

Minnesota Special Congressional Election

Democrats raced to win vacant seats in the House of Representatives after the death of Republican Rep. Jim Hegedorn in February. faces an uphill battle.

Ahead of Tuesday's special election, Republican Brad Finstad, a former agricultural official in the Trump administration, beat Democrat Jeff Ettinger, according to a poll conducted in the last week of July. was outnumbered by 46% to 38%. By Survey USA.

After Ettinger, the former CEO of Hormel Foods, spent an early life in television advertising, political commentators said his business experience was a runaway food problem solver. Price said the race could end after claiming to have established himself as a.