Jacque, Plumer Advance to Special June Election to Fill Vacant Legislative Seats

May 16, 2018

The results are in for Wisconsin's two special election primaries. Republican state Rep. Andre Jacque of De Pere will advance to the special general election June 12 to face Democrat Caleb Frostman for a Senate seat in the Green Bay area. In a race for a state Assembly district north of Madison, Republican John Plumer of Lodi will take on Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd. 

Republican Jon Plumer will face Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd in a special election for state Assembly next month.

Republicans have held both seats for years, but recent special elections seem to be turning the tide in favor of Democrats, both in Wisconsin and across the country. Gov. Walker wanted to delay the special elections until later this year; however, a court prdered him to get them on the calendar.  This, after a group led by former U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder sued.  

In April, Walker even warned of a "blue wave" that he feared could wash over Wisconsin in 2018. 

WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked UW-Milwaukee Professor Mordecai Lee what these races will look like heading into June: