Red, White and Blue
Wisconsin voters to whittle down legislative field
MADISON- Wisconsin voters are whittling down a lengthy slate of legislative candidates. Tuesday's elections featured primaries in 44 of the state's 132 legislative districts.
The races include a jumble of candidates.
Nine Democrats, for example, are fighting it out in central Wisconsin's 71st Assembly District. Fourteen Assembly incumbents and one Senate incumbent face challengers.
The contests will set the ballot for November's elections, which will determine legislative control and the shape of state politics for the next two years.
Still, the races look like a sleepy affair. State election officials predict only about 20 percent of Wisconsin's voting age population will bother to visit the polls.