Wisconsin Third Congressional District Primary Election Results

Democratic Primary

Winner

Brad Pfaff wins the Democratic primary.

Race called by The Associated Press.

Updated Aug. 12, 2022
>95% reported
Candidate Votes Pct.
Brad Pfaff
24,004 +38.9% 38.9%
Rebecca Cooke
19,201 +31.2% 31.2
Deb McGrath
11,769 +19.1% 19.1
Mark Neumann
6,664 +10.8% 10.8
Total reported
61,638

Results by county

County Pfaff Cooke McGrath Total votes Est. rpt.
La Crosse 64% 14% 14% 13,077 >95%
Eau Claire 25 40 27 10,926 >95%
Portage 27 38 19 8,263 >95%
Dunn 17 33 44 3,222 >95%
Wood 27 40 16 2,884 >95%
Chippewa 32 40 19 2,788 >95%
Grant 22 41 16 2,723 >95%
Pierce 17 53 21 2,692 >95%
Vernon 61 20 12 2,643 >95%
Monroe 62 18 13 2,454 >95%
Trempealeau 54 25 13 1,939 >95%
Crawford 65 14 13 1,600 >95%
Adams 21 44 13 1,433 >95%
Jackson 56 21 18 1,382 >95%
Richland 21 51 10 1,155 >95%
Juneau 28 38 10 968 >95%
Buffalo 42 32 18 810 >95%
Pepin 33 34 26 432 >95%
Sauk 21 45 11 247 >95%

Analysis From Our Reporters

  • Neil Vigdor
    Neil Vigdor Aug. 9, 2022

    A Minnesota State Senate candidate who was in labor during her convention speech — and was passed over for her party’s endorsement — won her primary on Tuesday night. Erin Maye Quade was the choice of Democratic-Farmer-Labor voters by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

  • Reid Epstein
    Reid Epstein Aug. 9, 2022

    It is early, with just 24 percent of the vote in, but the Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is trailing his Trump-endorsed challenger, Adam Steen. Steen campaigned on a platform of overturning the 2020 election result and said he would seek to make contraception illegal in the state.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck Aug. 9, 2022

    Still plenty of results left to come in, but Representative Ilhan Omar’s primary race appears quite competitive with just over 40 percent of the vote in.

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Aug. 9, 2022

    The field is set for the Connecticut secretary of state race: Stephanie Thomas, a Democratic state representative, will face Dominic Rapini, the Republican former chairman of a group that has promoted claims of voter fraud.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck Aug. 9, 2022

    Sparse public polling has suggested that the Minnesota governor’s race could be quite competitive. Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, is making abortion rights a central piece of his argument against Scott Jensen, his likely Republican opponent.

  • Reid Epstein
    Reid Epstein Aug. 9, 2022

    In Wisconsin’s Republican primaries, the candidate who does best in the vote-rich counties that surround Milwaukee usually wins. But former President Donald J. Trump’s strength in the state’s rural corners will test that theory.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck Aug. 9, 2022

    The special election in Minnesota’s First District will offer a snapshot — if a highly imperfect snapshot — of political energy in both parties and whether either side is overperforming, less than three months before the midterm elections.

  • Carly Olson
    Carly Olson Aug. 9, 2022

    In Vermont, voting by mail is up over previous midterms, with a total of 59,791 ballots requested, according to the chief of staff for Vermont’s secretary of state. By Monday’s end, 46,240 ballots had been returned.

Republican Primary

Updated Aug. 10, 2022
Candidate
Derrick Van Orden Uncontested