Scott Fitzgerald wins Wisconsin GOP primary to replace Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner

Scott Fitzgerald wins Wisconsin GOP primary to replace Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
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Wisconsin state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald won the Republican primary in the 5th District on Tuesday, leaving him well placed to replace retiring Rep. Jim SensenbrennerFrank (Jim) James SensenbrennerProtecting the fundamental right of all Americans to have access to the voting booth Republicans compare Ron Johnson to Joe McCarthy: NYT GOP puts pressure on Pelosi over Swalwell MORE (R) in November in the deep red district.

Fitzgerald won with 78 percent of the vote with 82 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. He defeated Republican rival Clifford DeTemple in the primary, hailing it as a "decisive victory."

"We're looking forward to carrying this positive momentum into victory in November, and helping to win Wisconsin for President TrumpDonald TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE,” he said in a statement.

House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseDemocrat says he won't introduce resolution to censure Greene after her apology House fails to pass bill to promote credit fairness for LGTBQ-owned businesses The Memo: Homegrown extremism won't be easily tamed MORE (R-La.) tweeted his support for Fitzgerald after his victory, calling him a “battle-tested Conservative ready to bring his experience to Washington and deliver on President Trump’s agenda.”

Fitzgerald will face Democratic candidate Tom Palzewicz in November. Palzewicz lost to Sensenbrenner by more than 20 points in 2018. Sensenbrenner is retiring after more than four decades in Congress.