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Wisconsin's primary turnout is expected to be low

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Next week is Wisconsin's partisan primary election and, as expected, the turnout is predicted to be just 15 percent.

Kevin Kennedy, director of Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board, released the estimate Tuesday.  In 2010, there was a nearly 20 percent turnout.  At that time, there was a contested Republican primary for governor.

This year, there is a Democratic primary in which former state Commerce secretary and Trek Bicycles executive Mary Burke faces state Rep. Brett Hulsey, of Madison.  Hulsey has mounted a long shot bid against Burke, who has the backing of the party and is raising millions to take on Governor Scott Walker.

There is also a Democratic primary in the attorney general's race with state Representative Jon Richards facing Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne.


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