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NRCC Announces Another Crop of 'Young Guns'

Walden is a Oregon Republican. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Monday nine more candidates had achieved "Young Gun" status, the top tier of their candidate recruitment and training program.  

The new members increases the number of "Young Gun" candidates this cycle to 43 . These candidates have met unannounced fundraising and organizational goals. In return, the NRCC gives them fundraising and strategic help.  

With No Recount in Wisconsin Primary, Grothman Becomes GOP Nominee

After a week and a half of uncertainty, the Republican nominee to represent Wisconsin’s 6th District will be state Sen. Glenn Grothman.  

The Associated Press originally declared Grothman the winner of the GOP primary last week but then rescinded its call after additional votes came in and rendered the race too close to call.  

Wisconsin Primary Now Too Close to Call

Joe Leibham's late election night surge means the race is now too close to call. (Meredith Dake/CQ Roll Call)

The Associated Press has rescinded its call in Wisconsin's 6th District GOP primary after announcing that state Sen. Glenn Grothman won the GOP race  last night.  

The race is now too close to call , with Grothman garnering 36.2% of the votes and State Sen. Joe Leibham with 35.8% of the votes. Just 214 votes separate the contenders.  

Wisconsin Primary Results: Republicans Nominate Grothman in 6th District

The winner of the Wisconsin primary will succeed Petri. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 6:40 a.m. | State Sen. Glenn Grothman has won the GOP  primary by a slim margin in the only open House district in Wisconsin.  

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the 6th district primary race for Grothman, who garnered 36.2 percent of the vote in the four-way contest to succeed retiring GOP Rep. Tom Petri.  

Wisconsin GOP Primary Is Wide Open

There is a Wisconsin primary to succeed Petri. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Four candidates are vying for the GOP nomination in Wisconsin's only open House district, with no clear front-runner in the Tuesday primary.  

In the race to succeed retiring GOP Rep. Tom Petri, three top Republican candidates have tried to brand themselves as the most conservative contender in the 6th District: state Sen. Joe Leibham, state Sen. Glenn Grothman and state Rep. Duey Stroebel.  

Republican, Democrat Enter Wide-Open Wisconsin Race for Congress

Petri is retiring. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Two more candidates have entered the race to fill retiring GOP Rep. Tom Petri’s House seat in Wisconsin. Republican state Senator Joe Leibham said Tuesday afternoon that he will join the race for the GOP nomination.  

Earlier on Tuesday, Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris became the first Democrat to announce his candidacy , telling Oshkosh Northwestern Media he is a “fiscally conservative progressive.” Harris faces an uphill climb in this Republican district. The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rates this race as a Safe Republican  contest, and whoever wins the GOP primary in August will likely win the general election in November.  

Republicans Prepare for Primary Fight in Wisconsin House Race

Petri is retiring. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

For the first time in 35 years, Wisconsin Republicans are gearing up for a divisive primary in the 6th District.  

GOP Rep. Tom Petri's retirement announcement last week has made the district more competitive, but Republicans are expected to hold the seat. (The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rates this race as a Safe Republican contest .)  

Tom Petri Announces Retirement

Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., will not seek re-election this year (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Wisconsin Rep. Tom Petri will announce Monday he is not seeking re-election this year, according to his office .  

First elected in 1979, the Republican is in his 18th term representing the 6th District, based in Oshkosh and Sheboygan.