Gov. Tony Evers is hitting the road today on a general election campaign swing.
Evers’ campaign swing is taking him through Madison, Stevens Point, Appleton and Milwaukee on the day after primary results set up the November races.
Evers and Rep. Sara Rodriguez, D-Brookfield, will face wealthy construction exec Tim Michels and state Sen. Roger Roth, R-Appleton. Both Republicans won primaries yesterday, with Michels beating former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch by about 5 percentage points and Roth emerging from a lt. gov. crowded field.
Meanwhile, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos called his narrow win in a GOP primary a testament to his conservative record, saying former President Trump’s endorsement of opponent Adam Steen made the race closer than he expected.
The Rochester Republican also called Michael Gableman — hired by Vos to review the 2020 election only to see the former Supreme Court justice endorse his opponent — “an embarrassment to Wisconsin.”
According to unofficial results, Vos had 5,084 votes, or 51.3 percent, to 4,824, or 48.7 percent, for Steen.
The challenger, a self-employed investor who lives in Sturtevant, didn’t return a message from WisPolitics.com seeking comment.
Vos told WisPolitics.com in a phone interview that he expected the race to be close because of the “level of passion” that Steen had with his followers. He said one of the few differences between them position-wise was Steen’s call to decertify the 2020 election results. Vos has said repeatedly that isn’t possible.
“The Democrats spent $1.4 million against me last time, and I won,” Vos said, referring to the 2020 general election. “Republicans under President Trump and his entourage spent hundreds of thousands of dollars lying about my record, and I won again.”
See more primary results here.