According to Decision Desk HQ and multiple sources, Tony Evers, a Democrat, has won the Wisconsin governor’s race.
According to Politico, Evers’ victory is a landmark moment for Democrats. Since 1962, they haven’t won the governor’s race in a midterm election that included a Democratic president.
The narrow win of Evers comes at a time when Republican Ron Johnson was re-elected to the U.S. Senate. This secured the seat and prevented Democrats from gaining a majority in this chamber. After the race was called, Evers made a short statement via Twitter.
Wisconsin, we love you.
We’re gonna polka tonight and get back to work tomorrow!
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) November 9, 2022
Overall, Democrats had a better night across the country than expected. Candidates like Evers were able to take advantage of this.