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Inside the Forecast: Wisconsin's primary didn't move the needle. Here's why.


Wisconsin: The nation’s most bitterly divided swing state — and home to two critical toss-up races this November.

Tuesday’s primaries set the fields for Senate and governor: Incumbent GOP Sen. Ron Johnson will face Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, and first-term Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will square off against Republican businessperson Tim Michels.

On this week’s episode of “Inside the Forecast,” Steve Shepard explains these two key contests and the policy fissures driving them. Shepard also takes a geographic and demographic deep dive into the Wisconsin electorate — and why, even as Republicans have made gains across the Midwest, the state remains a battleground.

For more on Wisconsin and the other states that will decide the midterms, watch “Inside the Forecast” with Steve Shepard.

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