Skip to comments.Wisconsin Primary Results (U.S. Senate, etc.)
Posted on 08/14/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT by randita
Discuss the Wisconsin races, especially the race for the GOP U.S. Senate candidate.
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I voted for Fitz in Winnebago county. Looking like Hovde might do well here.
Too burnt out from election to post more than this.
We’ll see what happens
I hear Wisconsin voters are filing “repetitive motion” lawsuits...
It’s way too early. Republicans have candidates who include a successful ex-Governor who’s yesterday’s news, a rich carpetbagger, and a flaky perennial candidate. A fourth candidate (Jeff Fitzgerald), would be a great Senator but has no name I.D. or resources. It’s the race of the night and I fear it won’t be decided until after I have to quit the borrowed computer.
Up to the minute link - Hovde in the lead -
Politico has more of the vote counted than wisconsinvote.org :
T. Thompson 31.9% 23,930
E. Hovde 31.6% 23,661
M. Neumann 23.8% 17,843
J. Fitzgerald 12.7% 9,492
So which is Hovde?
Hovde is the rich carpetbagger, a Washington, D.C. hedge fund manager who moved to Wisconsin recently to run after 24 years out of the state.
Here’s the latest, with Hovde and Thompson in a virtual tie with 11% reporting:
Tommy G. Thompson 23,930 31.9%
Eric Hovde 23,661 31.6%
Mark W. Neumann 17,843 23.8%
Jeff Fitzgerald 9,492 12.7%
Looks like this is going to be tight till the end tonight ~
I’m already having nightmares of a recount.
Lot of anti Tommy votes tonight. I didn’t live in the state when he was the Guv. Down in Texas we considered him a liberal.
I was thinking the same thing -
Carpetbagger is more than a little harsh. This isn’t like Hillary deciding she liked Illinois - no, make that New York. Hovde grew up in Wisconsin and went to school in Wisconsin and yes, made his fortune in D.C. but that doesn’t make D.C. ‘home’.
You make a fair point. If Hovde wins the primary, he deserves support.
Here is the latest tally:
Eric Hovde 27,088
Tommy Thompson 26,664
Mark Neumann 20,566
Jeff Fitzgerald 10,279
It’s going to be a long night in Wisconsin.
Neumann should never run again. If he wants to make a public policy difference he can wrangle an appointment to something and reform it.
Fitzgerald I'm convinced was running to lay the groundwork for a future race and/or being ready to fill the vaccuum if Hovde hadn't caught on. He could have raised more money if he was really all in.
I agree - just like Ron Johnson was in 2010 Hovde is an unproven gamble - one that I was willing to take to get someone other than a washed up GOP establishment candidate. If Hovde can beat Tommy with the conservative vote split three ways he more than deserves support.
Is Fitz in the same CD as Paul Ryan? An appointment to the House wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize if Ryan wins VP.
Again, you make good points.
Tommy Thompson is pulling slightly ahead now, with around 915 precincts reporting out of over 3,500:
Maybe Fitzgerald will succeed Paul Ryan in the House.
As someone who’s remote sense of humor often goes unappreciated, I wanted to acknowledge your fine efforts here....
Unlike the Senate, there are no appointments to the House.
Congressmen must be elected.
Ryan will evidently stand for election as Vice-President and for Congress in his district. If he is elected to the Veep slot, there will be a special election to elect his successor.
You can’t be appointed to the House. If Ryan is VP there will be a special election.
Crazy thing being that we could well lose the district in a special election. Wouldn’t that be insane....
Believe Fitzgerald lives in Dodge Co. (explains why he won that one) which is split between CDs 5 (Sensenbrenner) and 6 (Petri). Both have been in Congress forever and presumably will consider voluntary retirement in the next few decades.
Possible but I wouldn’t bet on it.
Thanks for the info on Fitz. He’s too good a man to be out of a job.
I think this is going to go for Thompson because he gets his 30+ % statewide, while Hovde has pockets of weakness where his extensive advertising did not reach so well (NW WI).
I have to take that back a little. Thompson is running third in a number of NE counties.
Neumann's late push may have been just enough to give Tommy the win.
One lesson from this is that the Tea Party Express in and of itself doesn’t really move the needle. This was not a great race for them to go all in. Palin was wise to let it play out. There is good and bad about each possible outcome.
So many fools wasted their votes on Fitz they guy running last in every poll.
Not that I’m rooting against (or for) TT but most freepers seem to be way against him so they should’ve voted for Hovde not split the tea party vote.
U.S. Senate - GOP Primary
August 14, 2012 - 09:40PM CT
Wisconsin - 1808 of 3516 Precincts Reporting - 51%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Thompson , Tommy GOP 106,579 34%
Hovde , Eric GOP 98,186 31%
Neumann , Mark GOP 72,742 23%
Fitzgerald , Jeff GOP 39,644 13%
I believe Thompson is too far ahead to be caught given what is left to count.
Exactly - if Tommy does win I will have to vote for him in November while pinching my nose......
I was just thinking the other day that both of them are well past their expiration date.
I understand the district leans Democrat, even though Ryan has generated large majorities.
However, I sense the 2012 election may be a blowout of historic proportions. Under those conditions, I doubt we lose Ryan's district.
Surgeon General’s Warning: Pinching your nose for extended periods (for GOPe candidates) will lead to “RINO-plasty”.
We’ll have to see. Have to assume the election will take place in 2013 and this will likely be the lefts first chance at revenge.
We hope so at least :)
Has he always maintained a home in Wisconsin. In general, I do not like untested candidates buying Senate seats. This occurs fairly regularly throughout the country. More often with Democrats but Republicans too.
I thought I had read Mark Levin had endorsed him ?
HHHAAA -thanks for the laugh -