There were a few surprises as well as history made in Tuesday's primary elections in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Vermont. In Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty lost the Republican gubernatorial primary to underdog Jeff Johnson, and Rep. Keith Ellison won the Democratic primary for state attorney general, just days after he was accused of domestic abuse. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) won his primary, and ironworker Randy Bryce easily won the Democratic primary in the state's 1st congressional district, represented by retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) for 20 years. Christine Hallquist defeated three other candidates to win Vermont's Democratic gubernatorial primary, becoming the first transgender candidate to win a major political party's nomination for governor.
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