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Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin held primary elections on Tuesday. Some key takeaways:
Businessman Tim Michels will challenge Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers this fall after defeating former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary. Michels is backed by former President Donald Trump, while Kleefisch was endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence, former Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ted Cruz, and other top Republicans.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes won Wisconsin’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary, and will face off against incumbent GOP Sen. Ron Johnson in November.