A statewide partisan primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 12, to narrow the field of candidates heading into the Nov. 2 general election. Of particular interest locally, Prairie du Chien’s own Tony Kurtz is running as a Republican in the Third District Congressional race.
Kurtz’s opponents include Ken Van Doren, of Mauston, and Karen Mueller, of Eau Claire.
All three are vying for a chance to challenge incumbent Congressman Ron Kind, of La Crosse, in the Nov. 2 general election.
In Tuesday’s primary, electors may only select one party of their choosing. Voting for candidates of more than one party may invalidate the ballot. Yet, votes must be cast for individual candidates on the party’s ballot.