MILWAUKEE – Businessman Tim Michels is set to face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers after winning the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor Tuesday.
Michels said in his victory speech that his focus is on improving the economy and creating more jobs.
“As governor, my number one priority is to take care of the hardworking people of Wisconsin,” Michels said.
Michels, endorsed by former President Trump, defeated Rebecca Kleefisch who was backed by former Vice President Mike Pence and former Gov. Scott Walker, who she served as lieutenant governor under.
Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate and will face Republican Sen. Ron Johnson who’s been in office since 2010. With the Senate being split 50-50, Democrats view Wisconsin as a great opportunity to flip a seat and gain control.
State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos beat the Trump-backed Adam Steen after Vos rebuffed Trumps request to decertify the 2020 presidential election.
“You don’t have to be a lapdog to whatever Donald Trump says,” Vos said after his victory.