% Reporting - 92
√Thompson – 34.3
Hovde - 30.7
Neumann – 22.8
Fitzgerald – 12.2
11:30 Eastern – AP Calls race for former Governor Tommy Thompson — the more conservative/Tea Party vote was split between Hovde and Neumann, with Fitzgerald pulling in just over 10%, allowing Thompson to win with just over one-third of the vote.
This apparently is a real tweet from Emily’s List, calling the moderate Thompson an extremist:
— EMILY’s List (@emilyslist) August 15, 2012
We are all extremists now (but you knew that).
— Matt Soleyn (@MattSoleyn) August 15, 2012
It’s a radical liberal Madison Democrat versus a legendary conservative reformer.
— Sean Hackbarth (@seanhackbarth) August 15, 2012
Polls close at 9 p.m. Eastern. I’ll update at meaningful times, but will not follow it minute-by-minute.
Polling has shown a tight race among Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde and Mark Neumann, with state Senate Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald way back.
The winner faces Rep. Tammy Baldwin.