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Wisconsin GOP Gubernatorial Election Highlights Trump-Pence Proxy War; Four States Hold Primary Elections

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With primaries in his four states from New England to the upper Midwest,the pivotal showdown for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in battleground Wiscons It takes center stage on Tuesday.

The race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Wisconsin is contested between former conservative Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefish and businessman Tim Michaels,former President Donald Trumpand Mike Pence. Former running mates who could face off against each other for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, with Republican clout among former vice presidents being tested.

Kleefisch and MIchels are frontrunners among his four Republican candidates, including state legislator Timothy Ramthun. The winner of the Republican primary will face off against Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in his November.

Michels — Billionaire owner of a construction company endorsed by Trump in early June. Two weeks ago, Pence once again parted ways with his former boss in favor of Clefisch. 

KLEEFISCH gains another high-profile conservative supporter

Former Vice President Mike Pence and GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Lt. Gov Rebecca Kleefisch of Wisconsin participate in a round table discussion.

Former Vice President Mike Pence, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate, and Retired Lieutenant Rebecca Kleefish of Wisconsin join roundtable discussion . (AP Photo/Morry Gash, files)

Pence Teamed up with Pence to stop by a campaign outside Milwaukee on Wednesday. I've won the overall title four times."

Two days later, as he headlined the Michels rally in Waukesha, Trump said, "Rebecca Kleefish has what it takes to beat Tony Evers." There's nothing...if he stands up to Rebecca, he'll win."

After being ridiculed by Trump, Crayfish vowed to win Wisconsin's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying in a Fox News interview on Monday that "Wisconsin voters

Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels, left, speaks as former President Donald Trump, right, listens at a rally in Waukesha, Wis., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. 

Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels, left, speaks as former President Donald Trump, right, listens at a rally in Waukesha, Wis., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. 62} Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial nominee Tim Michels (left) sits in the audience with former President Donald Trump at a rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.  (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Fil)

Michelle's campaign tried to frame Creefish as never Trumper, In an email to supporters on New Year's Eve, he wrote: Trumps will win. And Michelle's campaign argued that if Crayfish won, "the media would falsely report that the people of Wisconsin refused to endorse Trump."

Evers will not face a major challenger on Tuesday. 

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Arizona. Kari Lake, a former TV news anchor, was a real estate developer with a loose connection to Arizona board member Karin Taylor-Robson, who was endorsed by Pence.

But in his May, conservative Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, with Pence's support, won the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, his Trump-backed challenger, the former Senator. David beat his Purdue.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) takes his seat for the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images).

Senator Ron Johnson (Wisconsin Republican) 2022 Seated at the hearings of the European Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Relations and the Subcommittee on Regional Security and Cooperation on Wednesday, February 16, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images). (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Wisconsin's high-profile Senate election — one of the few nationwide If we regain control of the House of Representatives in November —  Republican Senator Ron Johnson will be heavily targeted by Democrats. Johnson received a solo first-round challenge Tuesday from educator David Schroeder} Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Burns said after his main rival dropped out of the race in recent weeks and endorsed him. Barnes was also voted off by progressive advocates nationwide, including Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. is also supported. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York. Barnes is part of a primary district that also includes her four lesser-known Democrats.

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes speaks at a rally at John Marshall High School Friday in Milwaukee

Mandela, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin and Democratic Senate Candidate Barnes addresses a Friday rally at John Marshall High School in Milwaukee (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Trump to Biden in 2020 He accused Republican state legislature speaker Robin Voss of refusing to accept unproven allegations that the loss was due to massive voter fraud. 

state's longest-serving Speaker of Congress, Mr. Voss, launched a controversial inquiry into his 2020 election in Wisconsin, seeking voter access within the state. led the passage of a series of bills to strengthen 

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Trump, who had endorsed Voss' Republican challenger in the primary a few days earlier, urged rally-goers to "fire Robin Voss."


Democrat Tim of Minnesota His Waltz Governor is in a long-running battle as he seeks his second term in office. We are facing a primary election. Three Republicans are running for the party's primary, including state Republican-backed doctor and former state senator Scott Jenson. 

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is seen in the U.S. Capitols Rayburn Room during a group photo with the Congressional Black Caucus, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. 

Congressman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn A group photo with a group of black members of Congress is seen in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.  (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

"Squad" in Minneapolis-centered 5th congressional district Democrat progressive first-term lawmaker Ilhan Omar, a member of the , faces four major challengers. One of them, former Minneapolis City Councilman Don Samuels, is backed by several former Minnesota mayors, while criticizing Omar for pushing for the demolition of the city's police department. spotlighting his support for law enforcement.

In Minnesota's 5th congressional district, the Twin Cities Southern Suburbs, Democratic incumbent Angie Craig and his 2020 Republican nominee Tyler Kisner face off in a rematch in his November general election. is attracting attention.


He ran three Republicans in the Connecticut Senate GOP primary on Tuesday, and the winner was his Nov. against Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal. They are former House Minority Leader Themis Clarides, businessman Leora Levy and businessman Peter Lemai. 

It's been 40 years since Republicans won the Senate election in blue Connecticut.


Senator seats had been held by retired Democratic senators for nearly half a century.

Longtime congressman Peter Welch is seen as the frontrunner to overwhelm his two other rivals in the Democratic primary. Former US attorney Kristin Nolan, Army veteran Gerald Malloy and investment banker Myers Murmell are seeking the Republican nomination.


HIS OPEN HOUSE SEAT both parties.

Republican Governor Phil Scott will face his two main challengers on Tuesday. Activist Brenda Seigel is not opposed to the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

He of Fox News Daniel Hillsdon and Grady Trimble contributed to this report

Paul Steinhauser is a political reporter based in New Hampshire.