ELECTION DAY: Screnock, Dallet advance in high court race

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet have easily advanced in Wisconsin's Supreme Court primary.

Madison attorney Tim Burns was eliminated.

The outcome sets up an April 3 election between two justices with clearly different ideologies.

Screnock was appointeds a judge by Republican Gov. Scott Walker in 2015. He had the backing of the Wisconsin Republican Party and had previously worked as an attorney defending Walker's Act 10 collective bargaining law and legislative maps drawn by Republicans that are currently being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dallet was elected judge in 2008. She tried to attract Democratic voters in the primary, running an ad critical of President Donald Trump. She also criticized the Supreme Court for ending an investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

The winner will replace Justice Michael Gableman, who did not seek a second 10-year term.

The court is controlled by conservatives 5-2.
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The Eau Claire County Board had one primary race for the 10th District. This is almost all in the Town of Washington.

Nancy Coffey grabbed the most votes, but incumbent Mike Conlin will also move on.
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The Chippewa County Board had one race for its 11th district, which includes parts of Eau Claire and the Village of Lake Hallie.

Incumbent Florian Skwierczynski will defend his seat in six weeks. He was second in a close race with challenger David Eisenhuth.
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A seat on the school board was on the ballot in Menominie.

Seven candidates were running with six advancing after Tuesday night. Those advancing are Penny Burstad, Chris Freeman, Urs Haltinner, John A. Strey, Jim Swanson, and Tricia Thompson.
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One school referendum on the ballot in West Salem, asking voters to approve permission for moving $1.5 million from work on the middle school (that was approved in a 2016 referendum) to finish work on a couple other projects.

This referendum passes by nearly a 3-to-1 margin.



 
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