Monday, May 21st

The Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison.(Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

In an election they didn't want, Republicans ended up with a candidate who has long clashed with party leadership.

State Rep. André Jacque (R-De Pere) won a Republican Party primary for Senate District 1 on Tuesday night.

Jacque garnered 52% of the vote and defeated businessman Alex Renard in a tight race to advance to the June 12 special election. He'll face Democrat Caleb Frostman, the former executive director of the Door County Economic Development Corp.

The district includes all of Door and Kewaunee counties, and parts of Manitowoc, Brown, Outagamie and Calumet counties.

In Assembly District 42, karate school owner and Lodi Town Board member Jon Plumer easily won a four-way primary.

Plumer defeated Colleen Locke-Murphy of Poynette; Columbus Town Chairman Darren Schroeder; and self-described "Trump conservative" Spencer Zimmerman of Janesville.

In the special election, Plumer will face Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd, a Lodi alderwoman and University of Wisconsin-Madison academic adviser, and independent Gene Rubenstein of Pardeeville.