From what I'm hearing, a couple polls have shown Paul Soglin 4-5 points ahead of Mayor Dave, so it sounds like Soglin is the man to beat today.
As for the Supreme Court race -- it sounds like it's going to be down to the wire. It's really hard to get a sense of whether voters outside of Dane County are paying attention to the Supreme Court race or not. However, as Joel Gratz pointed out on the show today, the turnout in Dane County will far outpace that in the rest of the state, meaning JoAnn Kloppenburg has a good shot. I figure if WMC was enough to bring down Louis Butler, Scott Walker (ironically) is enough to bring down Dave Prosser. I say Kloppenburg wins by a razor thin margin.
Joe Parisi crushes Bruskewitz, winning 67 percent of the vote.
As for the Council, I'm guessing that everybody who won their primaries will prevail in the generals. This includes the 8th district race between Scott Resnick and Kyle Szarzynski. I don't know much about how their campaigns have functioned, but I figure the support Resnick has earned from both mayoral candidates, combined with the really negative press Szarzynski has received in both student papers, should carry Resnick over the finish line. We'll see though.
In District 2, I think Sam Stevenson will carry the day. There have been forces going after Maniaci since her surprise win two years ago and they found a good candidate in Progressive Dane's Stevenson. Unlike Szarzynski, Stevenson is not a bomb-thrower. Case and point while Szarzynski wrote on Facebook that he was honored not to be endorsed by the Badger Herald, "a paper renowned for its racist and xenophobic bias," Stevenson proudly displayed the endorsements he had received from both student newspapers.
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