With votes from Wisconsin’s 2022 Partisan Primary still being counted, the outcomes of a few races have become clear.

Democrat Mandela Barnes will face Republican Ron Johnson in the November 8 general election for a seat in the United States Senate. Democrat Denita Ball, meanwhile, handily defeated two fellow Democrats on Tuesday to become the presumptive next Milwaukee County Sheriff. No Republicans were registered in this primary race, so Ball will run unopposed in the November general election.

Barnes is Wisconsin’s current Lieutenant Governor, under Governor Tony Evers. Ball is Milwaukee County’s current Chief Deputy Sheriff, under the departing Sheriff Earnell Lucas. She will become the first woman to take on the agency’s top gig.

Other results:

• Anna Maria Hodges defeated George Christenson in the Democrat-only race for Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court. With no Republicans registered in the race, Hodges will run unopposed in the November general election.

• Darrin Madison Jr. defeated Bryan Kennedy in the Democrat-only District 10 race for State Assembly. Madison—who will run unopposed in the November general election—is backed by the Milwaukee Democratic Socialists of America. Kennedy is the current mayor of Glendale.

• Tim Michels defeated Rebecca Kleefisch. It’s gonna be Evers vs. Michels in the race for Wisconsin Governor this November. Buckle up.

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