Jeramey Jannene

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Win or lose, today's primary candidates will be partying. But where? Here's the details.

By - Feb 16th, 2016 11:00 am
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Today is Wisconsin’s non-partisan primary, but that doesn’t you can’t join a party. Numerous candidates will be holding events to watch election results come in. Some will be celebrating, others will take the stage to announce bad news. Either way, it will be dramatic.

During the 2008 election cycle, I vividly remember one candidate taking the stage to announce “third place sucks.” It’s safe to say a lot of candidates will be feeling the same way tonight, even if they aren’t quite that honest about it. Others will be celebrating big wins.

Either way, the parties are always a good time. Below is a list of these events for candidates that appear on a city of Milwaukee ballot. People are likely to start gathering at these events well before the polls close at 8 p.m. (Oh yes, a reminder: polling places are open today until 8 p.m. If you need to register or have questions about the process, see the state’s My Vote Wisconsin site.)

The planned parties include:

County Executive

Joe Klein – Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St.

Chris Abele – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 494, 3303 S. 103rd St.

Chris Larson – Larson Campaign office, 2200 N. Doctor Martin Luther King Dr.

Supreme Court

Joe Donald – O’Brien’s Pub, 4928 W. Vliet St.

JoAnne Kloppenburg – The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI

Rebecca Bradley – Revere’s Wells Street Tavern, 505 Wells St., Delafield, WI


Tom BarrettLa Perla, 734 S. 5th St. – Facebook Event

Common Council – District 2

Chevy Johnson – Gene’s Supper Club, 4323 N. 60th St. – Facebook Event

Common Council – District 6

Milele Coggs – 2201 N. Martin Luther King Dr.

Common Council – District 7

David Crowley – Comfort Zone Entertainment Center, 5526 W. Fond du Lac Ave. – Facebook Event

Common Council – District 8

Justin Bielinski – El Senorial, 1901 S. 31st St.

Common Council – District 9

Chantia Lewis – Brew City Cafe, 6901 W. Brown Deer Rd. – Facebook Event

If you’d like your party listed here, send the information to and we’ll add the event to our list.  

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