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Milwaukee Record: 'Digging into the race for Wisconsin’s 8th Senate District—the OTHER big race in Tuesday’s primary'
The race for the 8th Senate District in the Milwaukee suburbs is one of the most important in the state's Spring Election. We break it all down.
The Recombobulation Area is a six-time Milwaukee Press Club award-winning weekly opinion column and online publication written and published by veteran Milwaukee journalist Dan Shafer. Learn more about it here.
The race for Wisconsin Supreme Court is most certainly the biggest one on the ballot for Wisconsin’s Spring Election, but there’s another very important race happening in the Milwaukee suburbs — a part of the state where voters have been shifting significantly toward Democrats in recent election cycles.
Democrat Jodi Habush Sinykin will not face a primary challenge, and three Republicans — State Rep. Janel Brandtjen, State Rep. Dan Knodl, Thiensville Village President Van Mobley — are running to be the candidate in the general election.
For a variety of reasons, this is an especially important election. And there are some very interesting things happening here, with Democrats making a gamble with a somewhat devious primary strategy. We break it all down here.
This column was published in partnership with Milwaukee Record.
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Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s also written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Heartland Signal, Belt Magazine, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He’s won 13 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.
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