Hovde Beat Thompson in Town, City of Waukesha
But small lead in our community wasn't enough for businessman Eric Hovde to beat former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the U.S. Senate primary election.
U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde had a very small lead over former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the City of Waukesha election night.
Twenty-three percent of registered voters in the City of Waukesha cast ballots in the statewide primary election that saw Thompson advance in the primary election after a tight four-way race. Thompson took 34 percent of the vote statewide while Hovde grabbed 31 percent. Results are unofficial until canvassing.
However, in Waukesha, Thompson took 2,849 votes while Hovde was slightly more successful with 2,900 votes.
In the Town of Waukesha, Hovde took the lead with 693 votes. Of the votes cast in the U.S. Senate race, he had 34.7 percent of the vote. Thompson took 30.7 percent.
Meanwhile, election turnout in the May gubernatorial recall election primary was 39.3 percent of registered voters.