Wisconsin’s congressional primaries at a glance

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Primary election day in Wisconsin is on Aug. 12.

Wisconsin voters will choose candidates for the U.S. House on Aug. 12 in eight primaries in five congressional districts. Here’s a look at the races:

DISTRICT 1-DEMOCRATIC — Kenosha businessman Rob Zerban, 46, faces independent filmmaker Amar Kaleka, 36, of Franklin.

DISTRICT 1-REPUBLICAN  — Rep. Paul Ryan, 44, of Janesville, faces Jeremy Ryan, a 25-year-old Madison consultant well-known as a Capitol protester. The two are not related. The law does not require someone running for Congress to live in the district where they are a candidate.

DISTRICT 3-REPUBLICAN — Tony Kurtz, 47, who served two decades in the Army and now trains troops in accident investigation and safety program management, is running against Ken Van Doren, a 66-year-old retired building contractor and former Mauston City Council member, and civil rights attorney Karen Mueller, 59, of Chippewa Falls. The winner will take on Democratic Rep. Ron Kind.

DISTRICT 4-DEMOCRATIC — Gary George, a 60-year-old attorney who was recalled from office as a state senator in 2003 and convicted of conspiring to defraud the government in 2004, is challenging Rep. Gwen Moore, 63, of Milwaukee.

DISTRICT 4-REPUBLICAN — David D. King, a 51-year-old Milwaukee pastor who previously ran unsuccessfully for secretary of state, faces Dan Sebring, a 57-year-old auto-repair business owner from Milwaukee who served in the Navy and has been active in the Republican Party. It is Sebring’s fourth run for Congress.

DISTRICT 6-REPUBLICAN — Sens. Joe Leibham, 45, of Sheboygan, and Glenn Grothman, 59,  of Campbellsport, have been in a bitter contest with Rep. Duey Stroebel, Stroebel, 54, of Saukville. The fourth candidate in the race is Tom Denow, a 57-year-old retired technical college instructor from Oshkosh.

DISTRICT 7-DEMOCRATIC — Kelly Westlund, a 31-year-old project management consultant for a farming cooperative who also serves on the Ashland City Council, against Mike Krsiean, an engineer and farmer from Houlton.

DISTRICT 7-REPUBLICAN — Rep. Sean Duffy, a 42-year-old former reality television star, faces a primary challenge from Don Raihala, a 46-year-old real estate broker from Superior. Raihala ran as a Democrat for the seat in 2010.

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