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The Latest: Jacque, Plumer take Wisconsin GOP primaries

May 16, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin primaries for two legislative seats up in special election (all times local):

9:50 p.m.

State Rep. Andre Jacque and Lodi businessman Jon Plumer have won Republican primaries in a pair of special elections for Wisconsin legislative seats.

Jacque defeated Alex Renard in a GOP primary in the 1st Senate District on Tuesday. He will face Democrat Caleb Frostman in the June 12 general election. The winner would have to run for re-election in November.

Plumer, a karate school owner from Lodi, defeated Colleen Locke-Murphy, Darren Schroeder and Spencer Zimmerman in Tuesday’s primary in the 42nd Assembly District.

He’ll face Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd in the June 12 general election. The winner will have to stand for re-election in November’s regular elections to keep the seat.

9:24 a.m.

A pair of primary elections will determine the Republican candidates in two special legislative elections in June.

Tuesday’s races are in northeastern Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District and in south-central Wisconsin’s 42nd Assembly District. The winners advance to the June 12 general election.

State Rep. Andre Jacque faces Alex Renard in the Senate race. Jacque is one of the Assembly’s most conservative members. Renard, the operations manager at his family’s Green Bay machine shop, has pledged to work for free this year if elected.

Four Republicans — Jon Plumer, Colleen Locke-Murphy, Darren Schroeder and Spencer Zimmerman — are vying in the Assembly primary. Plumer, a karate school owner and Lodi town board member, has the party’s backing.

The seats came open when Gov. Scott Walker appointed the incumbents to his administration.

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