After covering the primary in February, we have been keeping an eye on Wisconsin to see if any major developments would push the race into toss-up category. The incumbent, Tony Evers, seems so far to be coasting to a fairly uneventful election tomorrow. Spending on the race has been lopsided in his favor, and with progressives nationally activated to push back against Trump, we would have needed to see a major effort from conservative groups on behalf of his challenger, Lowell Holtz, to rate the race as anything but a likely win for Evers.
That hasn’t really materialized, so it seems like Evers will probably win re-election tomorrow. This would be the first statewide race won by a non-Republican or non-conservative in some time: Ron Johnson won re-election to the Senate President Trump won the Presidential vote, and Walker-appointed State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley won here too all last year. Evers is generally well-liked in the state, and Republicans didn’t really push a large, expensive effort against him.
We will be reporting returns on this race tomorrow at 9pm Eastern Time.