MADISON (AP) — Madison firefighter Mahlon Mitchell has defeated two opponents to win the Democratic primary for Wisconsin lieutenant governor.
With the win Tuesday, the leader of the statewide firefighters’ union will now challenge Republican incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch next month.
According to unofficial results, Mitchell defeated Milwaukee private detective Ira Robins and fake Democrat Isaac Weix.
Kleefisch didn’t have a primary opponent.
The lieutenant governor’s job carries no official duties. However, the lieutenant governor would take over if the governor dies, leaves office early or is incapacitated.
Kleefisch and Republican Gov. Scott Walker are facing recall elections sparked by Walker’s law that eliminated collective-bargaining rights for most public employees. The general election will be June 5.
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