Daniel Riemer Ousts Longtime Rep. Peggy Krusick

Riemer, a 25-year-old Milwaukee man and UW law student, defeated Krusick in a Democratic primary for the 7th District Assembly seat Tuesday.

Constituents of the newly drawn 7th Assembly District decided the fresh face was the way to go Tuesday.

Daniel Riemer, a 25-year-old from Milwaukee, scored a convincing victory Tuesday in the Democratic primary over longtime state representative Peggy Krusick.

The Associated Press called the race for Riemer at approximately 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. At that time, he had 70 percent of the votes, more than enough to knock incumbent Krusick out of the race.

When 100 percent of the precincts had been reported, Riemer won with 68 percent (1,791) to Krusick's 32 percent (828). In Greenfield, Riemer outgained Krusick, 178-149.

Krusick has been a representative since 1983.

, Riemer graduated from Rufus King High School and the University of Chicago before enrolling in law school at the University of Wisconsin.

The 7th District includes areas of Greenfield, West Allis, West Milwaukee and Milwaukee. Only roughly a third of the constituents that Krusick represented over the last decade had an opportunity to vote for her again this time around.

Krusick was often criticized by fellow Democrats . This was the third straight voting cycle she had a contested primary.

Riemer might face Milwaukee Republican Tiffany Koehler in the general election in November. Koehler, a registered write-in candidate, needed a certain number of write-in votes Tuesday to be added to the November ballot. It was unknown Tuesday evening if Koehler received those votes.

lolo peeg August 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM
He has none, He's wet behind the ears.
lolo peeg August 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM
The far-left leadership of the Democrat party (the two I mentioned) wanted Peggy out because she was a little too centrist and independent for their taste. They targeted her last time and this time. I think she did vote her district I will now vote for any credible Republican this time.
lolo peeg August 19, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Hey Bob, your neighbors also listen to Sykes and James T. Face it, the days when your leftist media controlled the dialogue are over in this community.
lolo peeg August 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Our system sucks as well. People should be allowed to move back and forth between parties with ease. I wanted to vote in the Republican senatorial primary and I wanted to help Peggy, but I could not do both. So I voted for Peggy as a write-in on the Republican side.
robert heule August 19, 2012 at 09:29 PM
lolo peeg, If I would have been able to "cross over" and vote in both primaries, I would have voted for Mark Neumann. Tammy Baldwin would have been able to beat him soundly. He is Tea Party all the way and that won't in 2012.


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