A political newcomer will represent the GOP in the race to hold on to Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District.
Mike Gallagher, a Marine veteran and a former staffer for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, won Tuesday’s three-way primary with 74 percent of the vote. State Senator Frank Lasee came in second with 20 percent, while Forestville village president Terry McNulty took third with six percent.
Gallagher says he’s turning his attention to the general election in November and will work to build off the momentum he’s created over the past few months.
Gallagher will take on Democrat Tom Nelson in November. Nelson is the current Outagamie County executive and previously served in the state Assembly.
The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI), who chose not to seek reelection.
Contributed by WHBY