Democrat Evers Holds Off Michels In Wisc Governor’s Race

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 29: Former US President Barack Obama stumps for Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (L) and Democratic candidate for U.S. senate in Wisconsin Mandela Barnes (R) on October 29, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Evers and Barnes, who currently serves as the state's lieutenant governor, are both facing close mid-term races. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won re-election early Wednesday, fending off a challenge from businessman Tim Michels and ensuring that Democrats and Republicans will continue to split control in Madison.
  • Michels conceded the race Wednesday just after midnight.
  • Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson was leading in his bid for a third six-year term in a closely-watched race against Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. Both Johnson and the Barnes campaign said they would not call the race yet.

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