Now the real battle for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is on.

With their wins in Tuesday’s nonpartisan (wink-wink) primary election, conservative Daniel Kelly and Democrat Jill Karofsky advanced to the April 7 general election.

Kelly, strongly supported by the Republican Party, and Karofsky, a favorite of Democrats, easily outpolled Marquette Law School Professor Ed Fallone, in his second bid for a seat on the state’s top court.

As expected, Kelly led with just over 50% of the vote. Karofsky and Fallone split the Democrat or progressive vote with Karofsky gaining just under 38% of the vote and Fallone coming in with 13% percent,

Based on the results Tuesday, it would seem that the April 7 election is a toss-up, although the total turnout Tuesday was not high, given the weather and the fact that the Supreme Court race was the only one on the ticket. Traditionally, elections like the one Tuesday, do not draw well.

Both Judge Karofsky and Fallone spoke to the Green Lake County Dems & Friends at earlier meetings.

View article on the election results from the Journal Sentinel.