State Rep. Andre Jacque handily defeated a Republican challenger to win Tuesday’s primary election and set up a rematch for the 1st Senate District seat held by state Sen. Caleb Frostman.
Frostman, D-Sturgeon Bay, defeated Jacque, R-De Pere, in a special election June 12 to fill the last seven months of former state Sen. Frank Lasee’s term. The margin at that time was 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent.
Jacque won the primary over Bill Nauta, commander of the Washington Island American Legion post by an unofficial count of 11,808 (76.3 percent) to 3,674 (23.7 percent). In Kewaunee County the vote was
A full four-year term is at stake in the Nov. 6 election.
Kewaunee County Republicans bucked the statewide trends, choosing Kevin Nicholson over Leah Vukmir by 21 votes, 777 to 756, in the Republican primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir will be on the ballot in November.
Democrats chose Tony Evers by a wide margin, emerging from a field of 10 candidates to challenge Gov. Scott Walker.