MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Elections Board director says it's too early to tell how many people turned out for Tuesday’s primary election.
Kevin Kennedy predicted turnout to be between 20 percent and 25 percent. In the last midterm primary in 2002 turnout was just 19 percent.
Kennedy says until election results are finalized in the coming weeks it would be mere speculation to put a number on turnout.
There were few big races statewide to draw voters. Major party candidates for governor were unopposed and Democratic Senator Herb Kohl faced just token opposition.
Perhaps the most closely watched race statewide was for attorney general. Challenger Kathleen Falk bested incumbent Peg Lautenschlager while J.B. Van Hollen won for the Republicans over Paul Bucher.