Primary Night: Analysis & Reactions, Extra Dirty

The party starts around 7:30. We’ll keep things fresh with the latest reactions and analysis from around the blabbersphere.

Tips, comments, insults, and derision can be directed to nik@morningmartini.com or chris@morningmartini.com.

-CDR & N

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Holding pattern, big victories out the door in 21st and Dem AG race. Happ came out of nowhere.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

The blabbocracy is astounded that Hulsey was able to break into double digit votes.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Steitz has conceded, as reported on WISN 1130

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Romaine Quinn is destroying his opponent in AD 75; he will win: 9:49PM

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

97 is slow to get updated on MSM sites. Straight from the horse’s mouth…

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Northwoods Thunder Shirl La Barre storming to the lead in 87.

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Bradley and Kurtz are preparing to speak with the media. Morning Martini was the first to call both races 🙂

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

40/49 precincts in La Crosse County reporting, Kurtz leads there with 72 percent

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

25 percent of the vote in, Bradley increases his lead to 60-40. Building a resounding landslide.

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Todd Novak leads with 40 percent in a four way race with 20 percent of the vote reported in AD 51

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Unofficial numbers out of 97. Nothing out of the ordinary. Allen vs Rosner.

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

I’m calling the 21st Senate for Van Wanggaard, who leads Jonathan Steitz 61-39 with 23 percent reported. That’s a tough lead; I’m calling it for Wanggaard: 9:14 PM

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

If it falls Burke/Walters/Happ, I call dibs on a “Divine Secrets of the Yahoo Sisterhood” headlines.

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Wittwer leads carpetbagging hack Bomhack for the Demo primary in the 17th SD 54-46 with 14 percent in.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

In which the kooks get it out of their system, and the establishment then corrals them into submission later:

(But does it account for Clarke crossovers?)

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Why wait around. I’m calling it for Tony Kurtz at 9:09 PM; with 7 percent of the vote in, Kurtz leads with 63 percent. That’s an insurmountable lead.

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Back in the 3rd CD, Kurtz has 63 percent with 7 percent counted…

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Bradley is up 58-42 with 13 percent of the vote counted. I’m calling it for Bradley: 9:05 PM.

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Bradley winning in Outagamie County, where he didn’t advertise, near Bies’ home district. Ozaukee County 3059-1392 for Bradley.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Tomorrow’s Hed: Chris Rochester calls it for Grothman an hour in, solidifies position as Establishment Ringleader

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

This is absurd and unacceptable.

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

I’m calling it for Grothman: 9:02 PM

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

In the 3rd CD with 3 percent in, Tony Kurtz leads two opponents with 57 percent. La Crosse County with 69 percent for Kurtz. Kurtz is in good shape thus far.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Blabbocracy is in the tank for Grothman. Too early to call that.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Susan Happ has a very impressive lead (6K votes) with 7% in.

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Van Wanggaard with 57 percent – 13 percent in – in the heated contest for the 21st Senate district.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Mare is claiming victory.

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Sean Duffy has 100 percent of the vote. Yeah, he had a primary.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Excellent point from Brian Fraley, re Dem AG primary

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Ashton Kirsch ahead in AD 81 with 72 percent, 13 percent of votes in.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

JS calling it for Burke

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

JS showing Grothman with 47 percent with 12 percent in. Is it too early to call?

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Ken Van Doren out to an early lead in 3rd CD! 3 votes to 1 to 1!

Chris Rochester August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

I’m camped out with Team Bradley; anticipation over here is palpable as the room starts to fill. Eager for returns to start coming in.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Who I’m currently antsy to see returns for:

Senate 21
Assembly 87
Assembly 97
Waukeha Sheriff GOP Primary
Milwaukee Sheriff Dem Primary
SOS
Treasurer
US Congress 3 & 6

…Still nothing. Contemplating getting a kickstarter going for a livestream for hyperlocal politics, just to hear some background noise and analysis while I’m waiting. Takers?

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Oh, thank God.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Last minute reminders from candidates on social media seem to have puttered out at around 7:30 pm. Not much they can do after that, evidently. Obvious statement of the night.

Nik Nelson August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

21st Senate Race is seeing high turnout, pushing quadruple digits. I read earlier 15% statewide is an optimistic number.

About the writer: Nik Nelson is publisher of MorningMartini.com and Founder/CEO of OpenBox Strategies, where he connects political candidates and small businesses with excellent digital marketing tools and strategies.