Conservatives have not won a Wisconsin superintendent race since 2001. Part of a bigger nat'l trend of Dems doing relatively well in superintendent races (Dems being perceived as better on education).
Correction via @xenocryptsite: Liberals have actually won every Wisconsin superintendent election since at least 1981!
Looks like the last time conservatives won the post was 1973, when anti-union Barbara Thompson was elected. Interestingly, Thompson "was re-elected in 1977, defeating conservative John T. Benson, this time with [union] support."…

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