Special Election Next Tuesday Could Indicate Democratic Electoral Success

posted Jan 11, 2018, 6:07 AM by Ryan Quinn
Next Tuesday’s special Senate election in northwestern Wisconsin will be the first indicator of whether a surge in Democratic electoral success last year around the country is coming to Wisconsin in 2018.  

It’s unclear whether that Democratic voter enthusiasm will translate to a win in Wisconsin’s 10th Senate District. 

Next week’s special election pits Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, against St. Croix County medical examiner and Somerset School Board member Patty Schachtner, a Democrat from the town of Star Prairie. 
The winner on Tuesday will fill the seat vacated by Sheila Harsdorf, whom Gov. Scott Walker recently appointed secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.