Wisconsin Senate leader Fitzgerald wins US House primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald took a big step toward seizing an open seat in Congress, easily defeating a surveying company owner in a Republican primary as the state navigated its second statewide election since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Fitzgerald is looking to succeed the retiring Jim Sensenbrenner in southeastern Wisconsin's 5th District.

Elsewhere, onetime gubernatorial candidate Kelda Helen Roys topped a crowded Democratic field in Madison to effectively replace retiring state Sen. Fred Risser, a Madison institution.

The primary Tuesday unfolded with far fewer problems than April's election just as the pandemic was taking hold.

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