Tommy Thompson Gets 42% of Whitefish Bay's Vote in U.S. Senate Primary

With 28 percent turnout, Whitefish Bay showed a stronger preference for Thompson and Fitzgerald compared to statewide averages.

On Tuesday, Wisconsin voters across the state to represent the Republican Party in the race for Herb Kohl's open U.S. Senate seat.

Interestingly, Whitefish Bay voters were more enthusiastic about Thompson than the statewide average. Forty-two percent of Whitefish Bay residents voted for the former governor, compared to his statewide vote of 34 percent.

Compared to state totals, Whitefish Bay voters were more supportive of state Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald's bid for Senate, and not as supportive of former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann's.

Fitzgerald received 18 percent of the vote in Whitefish Bay, and 12 percent statewide. Neumann received only 9 percent of Whitefish Bay's vote, compared to 23 percent statewide.

Whitefish Bay voters beat the Government Accountability Board prediction of 20 percent voter turnout, with 28 percent of residents turning out to the polls.


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1&2 3&4 5&6 7 8&10 9&11 12 Totals Tommy Thompson 182 134 169 65 186 136 100 972 Eric Hovde 127 93 129 48 147 88 83 715 Jeff Fitzgerald 83 70 71 33 90 56 20 423 Mark Neumann 31 23 32 25 44 26 21 202

The Republican primary for U.S. Senate was the only contested race on the ballot in Whitefish Bay.

On the Democratic ticket Thompson's challenger, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, received 423 votes.

In the newly redistricted map of U.S. Congressional Districts, Whitefish Bay has a choice between incumbent Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) and Republican challenger Dan Sebring. In Whitefish Bay's primary, Moore received 374 votes and Sebring received 1,303 votes.

Once represented in the state Assembly by Sandy Pasch, Whitefish Bay is now lumped into the 23rd Assembly District with more Republican communities in Waukesha and Washington Counties. In that race, Whitefish Bay has a choice between incumbent Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) and Democratic challenger Cris Rogers of Whitefish Bay.

In Whitefish Bay's primary election, Ott received 1,556 votes and Rogers received 335.

State Sen. Alberta Darling will not face a Democratic challenger in the November election. Darling received 1,718 votes Tuesday. Thirty-two write-in votes were cast on the Democratic ticket for Darling's 8th Senate District.

Other local uncontested Democrats on the ballot included Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm (365 votes), County Clerk Joseph Czarnezki (339 votes), Treasurer Daniel Diliberti (335 votes) and Register of Deeds John La Fave (338 votes).


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