McGuire wins Dem primary for 64th AD, advances to April 30 general

Dem Thaddeus “Tip” McGuire will face Republican Mark Stalker in the April 30 general election for the 64th AD after winning a three-way primary this evening.

McGuire, an assistant DA for Milwaukee County and former Barca aide, is at 55.2 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting in the Kenosha-area seat, according to a WisPolitics.com tally.

He won over two challengers: community organizer Gina Walkington, who got 39.2 percent of the vote, and Spencer Zimmerman, a perennial candidate who lives in Janesville, well outside the district. He got 5.5 percent of the vote, per the unofficial county results.

McGuire told WisPolitics.com he has “deep roots in the community” that showed themselves in the election results tonight, as well as evidenced by the “tremendous amount of support I’ve had locally.”

He added he’s planning to continue to talk to voters “about what matters most” in the lead-up to the general later this month.

The seat was formerly held by Rep. Peter Barca, who left the Assembly to become Revenue secretary.

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