Shortly after midnight, Republican businessman Tim Michels conceded to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers in the race for Wisconsin governor.
The Associated Press called the race in Evers’ favor at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday. As of this morning, Evers had 51.07% of the votes to Michels’ 47.91%.
“On Jan. 3, 2023, I will still be the 46th governor of the state of Wisconsin,” Evers said at his victory party at The Orpheum Theatre in downtown Madison. “As it turns out, boring wins.”
Michels conceded the race early Wednesday, acknowledging he did not have a path to win.
Evers became the first Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate to win in a year his party held the presidency in more than 30 years.