September 14, 2010
There are two key races on today's primary ballot, both within the Republican Party.
Locally, the Republican nomination for Racine County Sheriff is up for grabs. Gonzalo Gonzalez, Ron Molnar, and Chris Schmaling are competing for a slot on the general election ballot. It's an important race because odds are the winner will be the county's next sheriff. All three candidates have run strong campaigns, and the outcome is up in the air.
Statewide, Mark Neumann and Scott Walker are running for the Republican GOP nomination. Walker is largely expected to win the race and the right to take on Tom Barrett in the Nov. 2 general election.
There are a number of smaller races on the ballot. Both the Republican and Democratic parties have primary elections for lieutenant governor. Democrats running are Spencer Coggs, Tom Nelson, James Schneider and Henry Sanders. Republicans running are Brett Davis, Dave Ross, Rebecca Kleefisch, Ben Collins and Robert Lorge.
Locally, Rep. Bob Turner is expected to easily win his Democratic primary over challenger James DeMatthew, and Van Wanggaard should defeat Union Grove businessman Bob Gulan for the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. John Lehman in November.
Voting is countywide. If you need to find your polling place, visit: http://www.elections.racineco.com/voting/districts.aspx
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