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July policy radar

Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aaron Stauffacher, assoc. dir. government affairs
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Special elections: The results were split in June’s two special elections. In the northeastern part of the state, Democrat Caleb Frostman defeated state Rep. Andre Jacque, a Republican, to fill the 1st Senate District seat vacated by Republican Frank Lasee. In the 42nd Assembly District, formerly Keith Ripp’s seat, Jon Plumer, a Republican, prevailed over Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd. Both seats will be up for election again in November, and they are shaping up to be rematches between the same candidates.

August primary:
Be sure to mark your calendars for Aug. 14. The August partisan primaries will determine which candidates will represent their respective party. The big-ticket, statewide race will be for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, who will go on to challenge incumbent Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican. The field is crowded with eight Democratic candidates looking to win to the spot on November’s ballot.

Get involved:
The general election is still months away but there is no shortage of things to do to ensure pro-dairy candidates are elected to office. DBA urges you to participate. There are several meaningful ways to get involved: attend candidates’ events to learn more about them, engage candidates at community events, aid their campaign efforts by rallying more supporters, contributes funds to their campaign and encourage others to vote for pro-dairy candidates. Keep us updated on your discussions and efforts.

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