Four Democrats and one Republican will appear on the primary ballot for Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District, setting up the most competitive U.S. House in the state this year.
Derrick Van Orden, the Republican nominee in 2020 for the district, is running again now that incumbent Rep. Ron Kind (D) is not seeking re-election. He has secured the endorsements of former President Donald Trump and other key Republicans. He is unopposed in the primary.
There are four Democrats who filed enough signatures to appear on the ballot. They are:
- State Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska),
- Former CIA agent Deb McGrath,
- La Crosse Common Council member Mark Neumann, and
- Eau Claire small business owner Rebecca Cooke.
Pfaff earned the endorsement of Rep. Kind. Pfaff previously served as a staff member for Kind.
The district has been named as a critical race for Republicans to win in order to flip control of the House in November.